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Construction Level 1/2 Award

Grade Range :Level 1 / 2 Award
Course Title :Construction and Built Environment
Examination Board / Web address :WJEC www.wjec.co.uk

Aims of the course

The Level 1 / 2 Awards in Construction and Built Environment allow for both practical and academic learning and assessment in the study of how buildings are designed, constructed and maintained. The award is made up of three units, each having an applied purpose which acts as a focus and provides a foundation of knowledge about the construction industry that will help learners progress to further study or enter the workplace

What will I study? – Course Outline

Unit 1 Through this unit, learners will gain the knowledge and understanding to be able to plan how to minimise risk to their own and others.

Unit 2 Learners will be able to interpret technical information and use appropriate skills and techniques to carry out a range of practical tasks.

Unit 3 Through this unit, learners will use learning from the development of practical skills and health and safety requirements to plan a straightforward building project.

How will I learn? What skills will I acquire?

The skills learnt are not only good for life and the world of work; they are an excellent pre-requisite for a full-time course within your preferred craft discipline. Not only that, these skills will make you stand out from the crowd and your friends when seeking an apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

The assessments are based on you demonstrating your knowledge and skills through the completion of all three Units.

Unit 1 is assessed externally by an online exam during the first year.

Unit 2 is a practical assessment to be completed under controlled conditions with time restraints incorporating three trade disciplines.

Unit 3 is assessed by a written portfolio produced under controlled conditions and assessed internally in the final year.

Progression following this course. What’s next?

The Level 1 / 2 Awards have been designed around the concept of a ‘plan, do, review’ approach to learning. This mirrors many work-related activities in the construction industry and allows learning to take place in a range of contexts. As such, the qualification provides learners with a broad appreciation of work in construction and the built environment and wider opportunities for progression into further education, employment or training.

Future career opportunities

  • Entry to Further Education
  • Employment/Apprenticeship

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