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Construction

Introduction

A BTEC First Award and Certificate is a practical, work-related course.  You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities.  It introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification.

  • The BTEC First Award is equivalent to one GCSE grades A*– C
  • The BTEC First Certificate is equivalent to two GCSEs grades A*– C

How is the course structured?

Types of units within the qualifications

The BTEC First qualifications have core, mandatory and optional specialist units.

These are an example of the units required to pass the certificate in construction.

Unit 1 Construction Technology                                                                                         External 30 hrs. 
Unit 2 Construction and Design  Internal 30 hrs.

Mandatory Units

Unit 3 Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction Internal 30 hrs.
Unit 11 Sustainability in Construction                                                                                            External 30 hrs.

Specialist Units

Unit 5 Construction Drawing Techniques Internal 30 hrs.
Unit 6 Exploring Carpentry and Joinery Principles and Techniques Internal 30 hrs.
Unit 7 Exploring Brickwork and Blockwork Principles and Techniques                                         Internal 30 hrs.
Unit 8 Exploring Painting and Decorating Principles and Techniques  Internal 30 hrs.

What can I do at the end of the course?

With further training or study, students may progress into careers in the Construction industry including:

  • Construction;
  • Architecture;
  • Structural;
  • Surveyor;
  • Apprenticeship (Carpentry, Bricklayer, Painter and Decorator).

A BTEC First in Construction prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course, such as:

  • A BTEC National Diploma, Certificate or Award in Construction.
  • A  BTEC National Diploma or certificate in Construction.
 
Curriculum Plan 
 

Construction Award WJEC 

YEAR

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

KEY STAGE    4

9

 

7 lessons a fortnight

Practical Skills Module

Learning the three core skills

Health and Safety

Tools and Materials

Half Term Test

Practical Skills Module  Cont

 Practical Assessment

Built Environment City Module

How cities are planned and maintained

Environment

Function vs Atheistic

What does a city need?

Half Term Test

Built Environment City Module Cont

Practical Assessment   Design a city.

 

Unit 3:

Planning projects

What goes into planning a practical/ build/ tasks?

Practical Skills

Mini Summer Projects

Outdoor painting – Bricks and Fences

10

5 lessons a fortnight

Structures Module

Different buildings

How they are designed and built

Bridges

Triangulation and Geodesic Design

Defects and Decay

Half Term Test

Structures Module Cont.

Half Term Test

Structure Building Assessment

Unit 2

Practical Brickwork

Brick Work Theory

Unit 2

Practical Tiling and Practical Painting

Painting and Tiling Theory

Unit 1 Safety and Security in Construction

Mini Woodwork Project

Unit 1 Safety and Security in Construction Mock Exam

11

5 lessons a fortnight

Unit 2:

Controlled Assessment. Theory and Practical Brickwork, Painting and Tiling)

Unit 2:

Controlled Assessment. Theory and Practical Brickwork, Painting and Tiling)

Mock Exam

Unit 3:

Controlled Assessment

Planning Construction Projects

Mock Exam

Unit 1 Safety and Security in Construction

Revision/ preparing for the written paper

Unit 1 Safety and Security in Construction

Revision/ preparing for the written paper

Unit 1 Safety and Security in Construction

Revision/ preparing for the written paper