Students are nominated to join this course by teaching staff.
What do you study?
All students will take these core units:
- Being Organised
- Developing a Personal Progression Plan
- Making Carpentry Joints
- Fixing a Water Leak
- Making an Electrical Circuit
All units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. Students may also have the opportunity to study the Level 1 Diploma in Construction.
Why study Construction?
The BTEC in Construction aims to encourage you to develop the personal skills and qualities you need for work, learning and to help you achieve your full potential. BTEC qualifications are intended as practical “hands on” programmes with each one taught in the context of real jobs and careers in a chosen vocational sector. This course will give you a chance to explore the opportunities offered in that sector and to acquire appropriate vocational skills.
How is the course assessed?
The Level 1 Certificate in Construction is made up of 5 units.
Level 1 Diploma
This course is made up of an additional five units, which enable students to study particular construction skills and gain a higher-level award.
Additional units include:
- Working with Others
- Researching a Topic
- Drawing a Plan of a Room
- Decorating an Inside Wall
- Developing Building Maintenance Skills
A BTEC Level 1 qualification in Construction can prepare you for employment in the Construction industry. You may also have the opportunity to go on to study the Level 2 in Construction (or similar) at college, or join an apprenticeship scheme. The BTEC in Construction is a double option, taking up two spaces in the options pattern.