BTEC First Diploma in Construction

Level:  BTEC Level 2

Exam Board: Edexcel

Location: Bryn Celynnog

This course is intended for those who wish to pursue a career within the construction industry. Award students will study 2 core units, 1 mandatory unit and 1 or 2 optional units. Certificate students will study 2 core units, 2 mandatory units and a number of  optional units.

 

Unit

Title

Assessment

Core & Mandatory

 Core Construction Technology External
 Core Construction and Design Internal
 Mandatory Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction Internal
 Mandatory Sustainability in Construction External
Optional Units Construction Processes and Operations Internal
Construction Drawing Techniques Internal
Exploring Carpentry and Joinery Principles and Techniques Internal
Exploring Brickwork and Block work Principles and Techniques Internal
Exploring Painting and Decorating Principles and Techniques Internal
Exploring Plumbing Principles and Techniques Internal
Exploring Electrical Principles and Techniques Internal
The Construction Industry Internal
Exploring Roofing Principles and Techniques Internal
Exploring Wall and Floor Tiling Principles and Techniques Internal
Exploring Plastering and Dry Lining Principles and Techniques Internal

The externally assessed units consist of a 1½ hrs written assessment set and marked by Edexcel.

Requirements/skills: for acceptance onto the course:- 4 GCSEs/BTEC Level 1 qualification. Students must be prepared to take part in practical activities on a regular basis.

Career opportunities:- progression to level 3, employment in the construction industry.

Staff to consult: Mr J Williams/Mrs E Kerr

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