Construction - Options 2024

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Construction and the Built Environment

Course contact: Miss Sharpe       Sharpe.f@whiteroseacademies.org

Course Description: This involves both practical skills and theoretical knowledge and is undertaken at the Leeds College of Building.

The Tech Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific applied knowledge and understanding through realistic vocational contexts.

The course is very ‘hands on’ and comprises of both mandatory and optional specialist units in.  

  1. Construction Technology
  2. Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction
  3. Construction and Design

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 What will I learn? 

Component 1: Construction Technology

This component will develop knowledge and understanding of processes, terminology and technology used in the construction of the built environment.

Component 2: Construction in practice

This component will introduce learners to commonly used hand tools, equipment and craft skills needed in the creation of the built environment and how to select and use materials in order to safely produce quality outcomes.

Component 3: Marketing and Finance for Enterprise

Learners will gain an understanding of clients’ needs and develop skills in producing building design briefs and sketches that consider construction constraints.

How will I be assessed?

Component 1 – 40%

Written

External

Component 2 – 30%

Coursework

Internal – External moderated

Component 3 – 30%

Coursework

Internal – External moderated

Further Study 

Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Construction and the Built Environment, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the construction or engineering sectors.

Learners who generally achieve at Level 1 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, to progression to employment via apprenticeships or further study at Level 3
  • study at Level 2 post-16 through a technical qualification. Learners who perform well in this qualification compared to their overall performance, should strongly consider this progression route as it can lead to employment in the construction sector