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Premier School of Building is pleased to announce that a co-delivery agreement has been reached with the University of Chester for the delivery of its construction courses. We can now offer the following Professional Certificates in Higher Education (60 UK credits at Level 4, 30 credits ECTS):

    Building Technology

    Architectural Technology

    Introduction to Quantity Surveying  

Each Professional Certificate is comprised of three modules or learning units. They are fully accredited by the University of Chester and are therefore recognised internationally both as qualifications in their own right and can be integrated into other university programmes as Accredited Prior Learning.

Students enrolling on the Professional Certificates will have full access to dedicated on-line resources at Premier and the University. Learning is flexible, with an emphasis on the application of knowledge in practical situations. The Certificates are suitable for those working in the field as well as those hoping to enter it. Students in England may be eligible for Government loans to cover the cost of tuition and should visit The Student Loans Company and for further details.

It is anticipated that in future more accredited qualifications will be developed such as a Certificate in Higher Education (120 UK credits at level 4, 60 credits ECTS), comprised of six modules- the equivalent of the first third of a full Bachelor degree. Holders of the Professional Certificate will be able to transfer their existing credit into the larger award.

a sample of some of our single subject
     short  courses

The above are only a sample of some of our many single subject short courses that can be seen in detail on our courses page where you can also view course content details and cost. We look forward to enrolling you as a student and watch you grow with your career.

By following the Contact Us link you can send us an online enquiry and we will send you an ‘Enrolment Form’, alternatively you can download an ‘Enrolment Form’.

Start your course at any time of year
Distance learning is an economical method of learning and many students are encouraged, by their employers, to commence a course to improve their competence at work. .

There is no set timetable for you to submit your work, and experience shows us that you are advised to work at your own pace, concentrating on your studies whenever your other commitments allow.

Who we are
Premier School of Building is a correspondence school established in 1999 offering single subject short courses by distance learning for most managerial positions within the construction industry.


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Premier School of Building.
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43 White Friars


UK:  01244 311609
International:  +44 1244 311609

Premier in the News...

Chester building partners go the distance.

A BUILDING school and the University of Chester have teamed up to provide a new professional qualification in construction.

Wally Vick, principal of Chester-based Premier School of Building (PSB), has developed the courses which lead to professional certificates in higher education.

Courses cover building technology, architectural technology and an introduction to quantity surveying. Students are taught using supported online distance learning through the Centre for Work Related Studies at the university.

Lecturer Dr Jon Talbot said: “The Chester Centre for Work Related Studies specialises in opportunities for busy practitioners in work, who want relevant learning and impact in their workplace.

“We are delighted to be able to add PSB to our ever-growing network of training providers. It is great that we can give support a local business and provide university accreditation for the company’s learning provision.

“As a result of the accreditation, each certificate is recognised internationally as a qualification in its own right and can be integrated into other university programmes as accredited prior learning, should a student wish to take theirs to foundation or degree level.”

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