Frequently Asked Questions

Qualification and Accreditation

Do the modules replace the need for other forms of training?

No, the Library modules will not replace the need for other forms of training but the modules will provide flexible options for delivering or supporting parts of that training and development.

The core skills and competencies that are required within an apprenticeship or a degree or other forms of formal ‘hands on’ training will continue to be delivered and examined via traditional methods. There are however elements, within training programmes, qualifications and CPD that could be delivered more easily and cost effectively using modules available through the Library.

Can I get a full qualification using the on-line modules?

In theory you can achieve a full qualification using on-line modules however we believe that the Library is available to supplement, and potentially to fast-track, existing delivery methods.

Do the modules help with my CPD?

Absolutely. One of the key benefits of the on-line delivery is the provision of an assessment to verify the understanding of those receiving CPD as well as the recording of each assessment to provide an audit trail.

How will the Library ensure that relevant modules are approved for CPD?

The Library will work with the appropriate Professional Bodies to ensure that relevant successfully completed modules are both approved for inclusion in CPD and appropriately credited to the individual.

How is the data relating to individual candidates be stored?

The data on candidates who carry out an assessment will be stored on a central database that is registered with the ICO.

The data stored on the assessment will include the candidates name, e-mail address, employer, assessment performance, and time and date of assessment. For further information relating to this please refer to Legal webpage

Is the Library designed just for the UK construction market?

The Library is principlely aimed to support the construction industry in the UK but it also provides the opportunity for the sale of the e-learning modules developed for sale outside the UK should demand arise.

Will all modules be accredited?

It is not expected that all modules are accredited as that increases the costs of each module significantly.

We would like to be able to provide specific costs that clients can read up front. However, the cost of accreditation varies depending on the specific accrediting body and the content of the modules. For further advice on accreditation costs please contact simon.murray@constructionlibrary.co.uk

How much would it cost to get a module accredited?

We would like to be able to provide specific costs that clients can read up front. However, the cost of accreditation varies depending on the specific accrediting body and the content of the modules.

For further advice on accreditation costs please contact simon.murray@constructionlibrary.co.uk

Are there any plans to develop supporting workbooks for the modules?

Providing service and support learning through workbooks to help learning, whilst maintaining the flexibility of on-line delivery, is a key aim of the Construction Library.

Should clients want to have workbooks developed to support a module this can be provided as part of our service.

In-company modules

What is the Library and what does it do?

  • The Construction Library (Library) is a collection of e-learning modules brought together to support the training and CPD needs of those who work in the construction industry.
  • The Library serves as a host facility, to support companies, federations and educational institutions to create and accredit e-learning modules for operatives and professionals.
  • The Library also makes those modules accessible to a wide audience for a fee, or free of charge

Which organisations have signed up to be sponsors of the Library?

A number of Trade Associations and FE institutions are working with us on an initial tranche of modules.

Will the author and technical ownership of the content of each module be clearly identified?

Authors will be clearly listed on each module

Can I purchase a version of a module that is branded specifically for my company?

Yes. Versions of generic modules can be adapted to include corporate branding or company specific case studies added to make the subject matter more appropriate or relevant.

Please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk for further details.

Who develops the modules for the Library?

All of the modules are developed by experts who have a working knowledge of the subject and who are able to deal with enquiries on-line or in webinars.

How do the modules provide added value to technical issues?

 

  • By providing additional technical and training/educational expertise to maximise the module content/layout etc
  • By having access to a library of film footage and images that are construction specific
  • By providing access to a range of topics and levels of attainment on one site
  • By promoting awareness of the existence of the material within the marketplace

 

How many modules does the Library currently hold?

The Library is currently at an early stage of development. The Construction Library currently holds 10 technical modules which is expected to increase to over 25 modules by the end of 2012. In addition there are over 70 modules currently available in the Library for general management and HR.

How many modules could be contained in the Library?

In theory, the number is limited only by the requirements of the market. As the Library is virtual, the restrictions on space, frequency of updates and storage capacity normally associated with paper based materials do not apply.

Who owns the IPR for the developed modules?

The Construction Library has a number of different options relating to IPR ownership based who the modules are developed by and how the modules are developed.

Please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk to discuss IPR ownership.

How is the data relating to individual candidates be stored?

The data on candidates who carry out an assessment will be stored on a central database that is registered with the ICO.

The data stored on the assessment will include the candidates name, e-mail address, employer, assessment performance, and time and date of assessment. For further information relating to this please refer to Legal webpage

Can the Library provide free access to members of Trade Associations/Federations and companies?

When Trade Associations/Federations work with the Library to develop modules member companies can access the modules if they log onto their federation/association website where access will be provided.

If you want to discuss licence arrangements for your modules please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk

If I pay to have a module developed will it have my organisational branding on it?

Absolutely. In developing a module, clients have the opportunity to create a module which includes their own branding/logos etc - such modules would be developed and linked to the client’s website so they can benefit from full reporting facilities.

In parallel to this a Library version of the module which would have more generic Construction Library branding could be developed which would be available for sale with the proceeds shared with the commissioning client.. We believe that the re-sale of modules has much greater potential if there is generic industry branding rather than specific company or organisational logos and promotion included.

I have expertise to develop a module – would the Library be interested in using my expertise to develop a module?

Yes - There are always new areas of expertise which the CL would be interested in developing. It is worth noting that to avoid modules being developed by a wide range of experts that the numbers of experts in each subject area are restricted.

Should you wish to be considered as a developer please apply via enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk providing your CV.

Bespoke modules

What is the Library and what does it do?

  • The Construction Library (Library) is a collection of e-learning modules brought together to support the training and CPD needs of those who work in the construction industry.
  • The Library serves as a host facility, to support companies, federations and educational institutions to create and accredit e-learning modules for operatives and professionals.
  • The Library also makes those modules accessible to a wide audience for a fee, or free of charge

Which organisations have signed up to be sponsors of the Library?

A number of Trade Associations and FE institutions are working with us on an initial tranche of modules.

How much does it cost to develop a module?

The cost of developing a module will however vary based on a number of specific factors and as such we are unable to provide a single unit cost for a module. The overall cost will vary based on:

 

  • the content and amount of film footage and the specialist nature of it
  • the number of specialist images or photographs required
  • whether or not the Intellectual Property Rights and copyright are to be retained by the client and/or the Library

 

To help provide a guide, module development costs can range between £6,500 to £12,000+ depending on the content, complexity and other requirements. If clients are wanting to commission multiple modules there would be the possibility to make some cost savings.

Will the author and technical ownership of the content of each module be clearly identified?

Authors will be clearly listed on each module

Will the modules be updated, by whom and how frequently?

The modules will be updated as required within 8 weeks of legislation being developed or updated within 4 weeks of a client request to do so.

Who develops the modules for the Library?

All of the modules are developed by experts who have a working knowledge of the subject and who are able to deal with enquiries on-line or in webinars.

Is there a pass mark for assessments?

If a module has a final assessment then that assessment will have a minimum pass rate.

The pass rate will be clearly advised prior to undertaking the assessment along with the number of questions and the time allowed to complete the assessment.

How long does it take to develop a module?

It is difficult to provide a rigid timescale to develop a module as it depends on a number of factors. The development of modules can be as short as 6 weeks and as long as 16 weeks.

The average development time for a module in the region of 8-12 weeks. At the time of order the development duration will be discussed with the client, and agreed.

How do the modules provide added value to technical issues?

 

  • By providing additional technical and training/educational expertise to maximise the module content/layout etc
  • By having access to a library of film footage and images that are construction specific
  • By providing access to a range of topics and levels of attainment on one site
  • By promoting awareness of the existence of the material within the marketplace

 

How many modules could be contained in the Library?

In theory, the number is limited only by the requirements of the market. As the Library is virtual, the restrictions on space, frequency of updates and storage capacity normally associated with paper based materials do not apply.

Who owns the IPR for the developed modules?

The Construction Library has a number of different options relating to IPR ownership based who the modules are developed by and how the modules are developed.

Please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk to discuss IPR ownership.

I have expertise to develop a module – would the Library be interested in using my expertise to develop a module?

Yes - There are always new areas of expertise which the CL would be interested in developing. It is worth noting that to avoid modules being developed by a wide range of experts that the numbers of experts in each subject area are restricted.

Should you wish to be considered as a developer please apply via enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk providing your CV.

Prices for bespoke modules

How much does it cost to buy a unit on-line?

The price structure for the modules is yet to be confirmed for the sale of Construction Library modules.

Are any of the modules in the Library free of charge?

There are modules in the Library that are free of charge.

How many modules could be contained in the Library?

In theory, the number is limited only by the requirements of the market. As the Library is virtual, the restrictions on space, frequency of updates and storage capacity normally associated with paper based materials do not apply.

Can the Library provide free access to members of Trade Associations/Federations and companies?

When Trade Associations/Federations work with the Library to develop modules member companies can access the modules if they log onto their federation/association website where access will be provided.

If you want to discuss licence arrangements for your modules please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk

How much would it cost to get a module accredited?

We would like to be able to provide specific costs that clients can read up front. However, the cost of accreditation varies depending on the specific accrediting body and the content of the modules.

For further advice on accreditation costs please contact simon.murray@constructionlibrary.co.uk

Are webinars available?

Webinars and on-line tutorials are a key delivery option to assist candidates.

Details of webinars and tutorials for specific subject areas will be promoted on the Notice Board within the Library.

IPR and expertise

Who owns the Library?

The Library is owned by its Shareholders who are also the Directors who run the Library.

Who owns the IPR for the developed modules?

The Construction Library has a number of different options relating to IPR ownership based who the modules are developed by and how the modules are developed.

Please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk to discuss IPR ownership.

Complaints

Is there someone to speak to if I have a query on a module and if so, will I be charged for this service?

The Library understands the need to provide support to individuals seeking additional clarification and assistance with the content of the modules. This can be delivered in three different ways:

 

  • Via e-mail to enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk listing a specific question seeking further written clarification
  • Via e-mail to enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk seeking a follow up call from one of the CL team who will look to assist you further.
  • Via pre-arranged webinars that are delivered on-line where the cost of webinar is charged upon access

 

I am not satisfied with a module I have purchased – what can I do?

E-learning is something that is relatively new and is developing all of the time. Some people will be very comfortable with the style of learning whilst it may not suit others.

We hope that all users of the Library will be completely satisfied with the content and outcome of the module and the whole e-learning experience. However, anyone who is dissatisfied in any way with a module should in the first instance contact enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk and we will aim to put things right and to see if it is the e-learning experience, or the module content.

Once we have agreed the cause of the dissatisfaction we can then agree the best solution.

Payment

How much does it cost to buy a unit on-line?

The price structure for the modules is yet to be confirmed for the sale of Construction Library modules.

Is there someone to speak to if I have a query on a module and if so, will I be charged for this service?

The Library understands the need to provide support to individuals seeking additional clarification and assistance with the content of the modules. This can be delivered in three different ways:

 

  • Via e-mail to enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk listing a specific question seeking further written clarification
  • Via e-mail to enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk seeking a follow up call from one of the CL team who will look to assist you further.
  • Via pre-arranged webinars that are delivered on-line where the cost of webinar is charged upon access

 

Are any of the modules in the Library free of charge?

There are modules in the Library that are free of charge.

How do I pay to access the modules?

For individuals wanting to purchase a module, or modules, online you need to identify the module/modules you wish to access and add those modules to your basket.

Once you are logged in, proceed through to the checkout you will be able to decide how you wish to pay for the modules, in terms of a single purchase or multiple purchases, and make payment using Sagepay. Once payment is made you will be able to start the module.

You can elect to purchase the modules in packages with a 'Library ticket'. For further details of the money saving packages contact us.

Can the Library provide free access to members of Trade Associations/Federations and companies?

When Trade Associations/Federations work with the Library to develop modules member companies can access the modules if they log onto their federation/association website where access will be provided.

If you want to discuss licence arrangements for your modules please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk

Module details

Which organisations have signed up to be sponsors of the Library?

A number of Trade Associations and FE institutions are working with us on an initial tranche of modules.

How much does it cost to develop a module?

The cost of developing a module will however vary based on a number of specific factors and as such we are unable to provide a single unit cost for a module. The overall cost will vary based on:

 

  • the content and amount of film footage and the specialist nature of it
  • the number of specialist images or photographs required
  • whether or not the Intellectual Property Rights and copyright are to be retained by the client and/or the Library

 

To help provide a guide, module development costs can range between £6,500 to £12,000+ depending on the content, complexity and other requirements. If clients are wanting to commission multiple modules there would be the possibility to make some cost savings.

Will the author and technical ownership of the content of each module be clearly identified?

Authors will be clearly listed on each module

Will the modules be updated, by whom and how frequently?

The modules will be updated as required within 8 weeks of legislation being developed or updated within 4 weeks of a client request to do so.

Can I purchase a version of a module that is branded specifically for my company?

Yes. Versions of generic modules can be adapted to include corporate branding or company specific case studies added to make the subject matter more appropriate or relevant.

Please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk for further details.

What makes the Construction Library unique amongst e-learning providers/suppliers?

  • The centralisation of modules in one location for the whole industry
  • The specific knowledge, expertise and industry experience of the staff within the Library and the competence of those developing the modules
  • The accessibility of ‘bite-sized’ and practical learning modules by individuals at home, within the workplace or at a learning institution
  • The single ppoint of contact for all animation, filming and voiceovers
  • The option of online assessment and formal accreditation
  • The sharing of re-sale income with the clients and customers

Who are the modules aimed at?

The modules are aimed at supporting both new entrants to the industry and experienced workers of all abilities seeking to develop their continued professional and craft development (CPD/CCD).

Each module will indicate full details of the content, learning objectives, duration and recommended level.

What is the anticipated running time of a module?

We anticipate that a standard module will run for between 45-60 minutes with the voiceovers on the modules set up to deliver the content in that time. Clients commissioning their own modules can of course stipulate longer modules should they wish to.

Users can of course spend as much time as they want to access additional information, links and data and can of course pause and replay sections as they want.

What type of modules are available through the Library?

The Library offers both technical modules and also LearnDirect general management and HR modules.

How many modules does the Library currently hold?

The Library is currently at an early stage of development. The Construction Library currently holds 10 technical modules which is expected to increase to over 25 modules by the end of 2012. In addition there are over 70 modules currently available in the Library for general management and HR.

E-learning

What is the Library and what does it do?

  • The Construction Library (Library) is a collection of e-learning modules brought together to support the training and CPD needs of those who work in the construction industry.
  • The Library serves as a host facility, to support companies, federations and educational institutions to create and accredit e-learning modules for operatives and professionals.
  • The Library also makes those modules accessible to a wide audience for a fee, or free of charge

Do the modules replace the need for other forms of training?

No, the Library modules will not replace the need for other forms of training but the modules will provide flexible options for delivering or supporting parts of that training and development.

The core skills and competencies that are required within an apprenticeship or a degree or other forms of formal ‘hands on’ training will continue to be delivered and examined via traditional methods. There are however elements, within training programmes, qualifications and CPD that could be delivered more easily and cost effectively using modules available through the Library.

How many modules does the Library currently hold?

The Library is currently at an early stage of development. The Construction Library currently holds 10 technical modules which is expected to increase to over 25 modules by the end of 2012. In addition there are over 70 modules currently available in the Library for general management and HR.

Is the Library designed just for the UK construction market?

The Library is principlely aimed to support the construction industry in the UK but it also provides the opportunity for the sale of the e-learning modules developed for sale outside the UK should demand arise.

Other support

What is the Library and what does it do?

  • The Construction Library (Library) is a collection of e-learning modules brought together to support the training and CPD needs of those who work in the construction industry.
  • The Library serves as a host facility, to support companies, federations and educational institutions to create and accredit e-learning modules for operatives and professionals.
  • The Library also makes those modules accessible to a wide audience for a fee, or free of charge

How do you ensure that the person taking the assessment is the name on the certificate?

That is an interesting question and one which to date has been tackled by individuals carrying out an assessment attending an assessment centre and having their photograph taken prior to the assessment being taken - such a system of validation seems to go against the principle of on-line assessment.

The potential for getting a photograph of someone talking an assessment could be carried out on line using the integral camera in a laptop or a webcam. This option needs to be considered and developed further.

Can I purchase a version of a module that is branded specifically for my company?

Yes. Versions of generic modules can be adapted to include corporate branding or company specific case studies added to make the subject matter more appropriate or relevant.

Please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk for further details.

What makes the Construction Library unique amongst e-learning providers/suppliers?

  • The centralisation of modules in one location for the whole industry
  • The specific knowledge, expertise and industry experience of the staff within the Library and the competence of those developing the modules
  • The accessibility of ‘bite-sized’ and practical learning modules by individuals at home, within the workplace or at a learning institution
  • The single ppoint of contact for all animation, filming and voiceovers
  • The option of online assessment and formal accreditation
  • The sharing of re-sale income with the clients and customers

Is there someone to speak to if I have a query on a module and if so, will I be charged for this service?

The Library understands the need to provide support to individuals seeking additional clarification and assistance with the content of the modules. This can be delivered in three different ways:

 

  • Via e-mail to enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk listing a specific question seeking further written clarification
  • Via e-mail to enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk seeking a follow up call from one of the CL team who will look to assist you further.
  • Via pre-arranged webinars that are delivered on-line where the cost of webinar is charged upon access

 

I’m a training provider and would like to put my own units in the Library – is this possible?

Yes - The Library will accept modules that have been developed by other training providers if they meet minimum standards of quality and content.

The Construction Library will allow the modules to be advertised for a fee which will be calculated at 7% of all relevant sales.

Will all modules be accredited?

It is not expected that all modules are accredited as that increases the costs of each module significantly.

We would like to be able to provide specific costs that clients can read up front. However, the cost of accreditation varies depending on the specific accrediting body and the content of the modules. For further advice on accreditation costs please contact simon.murray@constructionlibrary.co.uk

Mobile apps

Mobile apps can be developed on Android, Apple and Blackberry mobile devices for clients should they require this. For costs for this contact enquiries@constructionlibrary.co.uk

A Construction Library App could be developed during 2012

Are webinars available?

Webinars and on-line tutorials are a key delivery option to assist candidates.

Details of webinars and tutorials for specific subject areas will be promoted on the Notice Board within the Library.

Marketing opportunities

Which organisations have signed up to be sponsors of the Library?

A number of Trade Associations and FE institutions are working with us on an initial tranche of modules.

Can I purchase a version of a module that is branded specifically for my company?

Yes. Versions of generic modules can be adapted to include corporate branding or company specific case studies added to make the subject matter more appropriate or relevant.

Please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk for further details.

What makes the Construction Library unique amongst e-learning providers/suppliers?

  • The centralisation of modules in one location for the whole industry
  • The specific knowledge, expertise and industry experience of the staff within the Library and the competence of those developing the modules
  • The accessibility of ‘bite-sized’ and practical learning modules by individuals at home, within the workplace or at a learning institution
  • The single ppoint of contact for all animation, filming and voiceovers
  • The option of online assessment and formal accreditation
  • The sharing of re-sale income with the clients and customers

We have modules which we would like to promote in the Library – is that possible?

Yes - The Library will accept modules that have been developed by others if they meet minimum standards of quality and content. The Construction Library will allow the modules to be advertised and sold on-line via the Construction Library for a fee which will be calculated at 7% of all relevant sales

Can manufacturer information be promoted in the Library?

Yes - The Library will accept modules that have been developed by manufacturers if they meet minimum quality and content.

The Construction Library will allow the modules to be advertised for a fee which will be calculated at 7% of all relevant sales

I’m a training provider and would like to put my own units in the Library – is this possible?

Yes - The Library will accept modules that have been developed by other training providers if they meet minimum standards of quality and content.

The Construction Library will allow the modules to be advertised for a fee which will be calculated at 7% of all relevant sales.

How many modules does the Library currently hold?

The Library is currently at an early stage of development. The Construction Library currently holds 10 technical modules which is expected to increase to over 25 modules by the end of 2012. In addition there are over 70 modules currently available in the Library for general management and HR.

How can I track development and availability of new modules?

Once a user or client has registered with the Library, they will automatically be advised of any new modules being developed and when they will be available to access. Client bodies will also want to keep their members/users up to date with new developments via their own communications.

I’d like to advertise in the Library – is this possible and how much would it cost?

Advertising opportunities are available within the Construction Library.

Please contact alistair.collin@constructionlibrary.co.uk to discuss the most appropriate marketing opportunity for your business.