Construction: Year 10 & 11

Specialism: BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment

Who is the course aimed at?

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment is aimed at girls and boys considering a career in the construction industry. The construction industry is an expanding industry in the UK and many companies within it are looking to recruit qualified workers who are eager to continue their learning. This means that the demand for well qualified people to work within the industry is high.

What will my child be studying?

You will study a range of topics such as drawing techniques, sustainability, carpentry, painting and decorating, tiling and mathematical applications for construction. Units include setting out, brick and block walling, storage of materials and working efficiently. This course builds on the practical and theoretical assessments covered in Construction Diploma. You are expected to demonstrate more ambitious practical skills in bricklaying through a variety of larger scale projects.

How is the course assessed?

BTEC qualifications are modular and are assessed using a variety of methods such as written assignments, practical tasks and presentations. The course is assessed through coursework assignments and observations of practical activities. Each individual unit is graded Pass (P), Merit (M), or Distinction (D) and your overall qualification will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Where can the course lead?

The construction industry employs women and men with a diverse range of skills. Careers in construction include: building surveyor, land surveyor, estimator, buyer, engineer, plumber, bricklayer, carpenter, painter, decorator, health & safety manager, contracts manager…………

Are there any examinations?

There is one examination for this course on the topic of ‘Construction Technology’. This examination is usually undertaken in Year 10.

What equipment should my child have?

All students should have pencils and coloured pencils for design work (we do not endorse the use of felt tip pens) as well as pens for their written work.

How can I support my child’s learning?

Please ensure that homework tasks are completed as they will often be essential for the following lesson. Pupils will also need to purchase safety shoes and bring old work clothes to change into.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs H. Knight at: