Construction is fun and interesting and allows learners to learn and develop practical skills in a range of different construction trades and disciplines

Construction provides learners with a general insight into the construction industry alongside developing abilities in a range of practical skills

It provides learners with a broad introduction to the different trades involved in the sector, the importance of safety and security, and the types of career opportunities available

In addition, the course will introduce learners to many new aspects of the construction industry which could help them make informed decisions about a wide range of career pathways

The course is designed to support learners to develop an awareness of construction processes. It mainly supports learners in schools and colleges who want to learn about the construction industry from the build perspective

It is mainly suitable as a foundation for further study and on completion, learners may wish to start an apprenticeship or continue in full time education (see Post 16 destinations)

The course will also provide a clear, satisfying and worthwhile course of study if learners do not progress to further study in this subject


WJEC/ EDUQAS Level 1/ 2 Award in Constructing the Built Environment – 2 year course

Qualification number: 603/3068/5

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace

Qualification number: 601/1088/0

This qualification is for KS4 learners (14 – 16)) who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the construction industry and gain experience of planning and developing construction projects. Key Stage 3 learners undertaking the course will be provided with enrichment opportunities and skills development only.

Recommended Session Attendance

Year 9 – Half day only (enrichment only)

Years 10 -11 – Half day only

Year 11 – Full day or two half days

The qualification is unitised and each unit has been designed so that knowledge, understanding and skills are developed through tasks that have many of the characteristics of real work in the construction industry. Each unit has an applied purpose which acts as a focus for the learning in the unit. WJEC Level 1/2 Awards in Constructing the Built Environment are assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment (final assessments in Year 11).


Venue Address

Kingsmead Construction, Liversage Street, Derby, DE1 2LD

Post 16 destinations/careers:

The qualification could lead to further education and training such as level 2/3 qualifications:

GCE or Vocational. The most relevant pathway will depend upon the outcome achieved

within this qualification and others taken alongside. The qualification will allow progression

routes into:

Level 2/ 3 full-time study in construction trade qualifications at your local further education college or training provider

An apprenticeship in a construction related subject or trade

Full-time employment


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