Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Construction and the Built Environment.
What does the qualification cover?
This course allows students to study construction and the built environment, giving students the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the industry. They will develop skills such as interpreting and analysing information, identifying the infrastructure required for safe and efficient work and in understanding how client needs can shape building design. The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about construction and the built environment. It gives students the opportunity to learn about one of the most important sectors of the UK economy. They will study three mandatory units, covering the fundamental knowledge, skills and understanding required in construction technology and design:
- construction technology
- construction and design
- scientific and mathematical application for construction.
They will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by performing practical tasks in further optional units. This will provide them with an opportunity to develop a wider understanding and appreciation of a specific aspect of the construction industry, depending on their interests. These areas covered are:
- exploring carpentry and joinery principles and techniques
- exploring plumbing principles and techniques
- exploring electrical principles and techniques.