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    About the Course

    The Advanced Concrete Technology Course provides teaching material and computer-based self-learning assignments to provide revision, updating and further understanding of concrete technology. The course is recognised by The Concrete Society / Institute of Concrete Technology and participants satisfying the Institute's examiners in two written papers plus an individual project or alternatively, 4 individual assignments, are awarded the Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology. They become entitled to apply for membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology, whose Corporate Members may use the initials MICT after their name. After assessment the individual projects are placed with the Concrete Information Ltd (CIL) Library and become works of reference unless they are classified as commercially confidential.


    The next course commences in September 2011 and will conclude in April 2013, with examinations in July/August 2013. The course programme is as follows:

    Residential Induction course: 5-8 September 2011
    Web-based course: September 2011 to April 2013
    Examinations: July 2013
    Individual project report submission/individual assignments to ICT: to be announced

    Location, Accommodation and Facilities

    The 4-day residential induction course will be held in the de Havilland Conference Centre at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, a premier location for courses and conferences in the UK. Accommodation will be provided together with all meals and refreshments. Participants will stay in en-suite rooms in halls of residence on a compact site with state of the art conference facilities, including use of the swimming pool and gymnasium in the adjacent Sports Centre.

    Hatfield is convenient to reach by road or rail, located off Junction 3 of the A1(M), minutes from the M25. There are excellent rail connections with London's King's Cross station only 25 minutes away. By air, London Heathrow is accessible in under the hour and Gatwick in approximately 90 minutes. Stansted and Luton international airports are only 30 minutes away.

    Structure of the Course

    Prior to the start of the main distance-learning course the residential induction course will explain the syllabus, encourage interaction between participants, introduce the tutors and the systems used and will contain an introductory group assignment. During this course individual projects and supervisors will be allocated. The web-based part of the course will consist mainly of group-based assignments each lasting approximately 4 weeks. Each assignment will be supported by on-line tutors and relevant experts. It is a particular objective of the ACT Course that participants gain the best of academic and industry expertise in concrete, such that they will truly possess advanced knowledge of concrete technology both theoretical and practical.


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