KS4 & KS5

This revised qualification features up-to-date content that reflects modern-day practices in the construction industry. It encourages students to develop their knowledge of the construction industry and the built environment. They then apply this knowledge in relevant and work-related contexts. They learn to interpret drawings of domestic buildings and explore the materials and sustainable methods used in domestic and commercial construction. The specification also helps students to appreciate the importance of health and safety in the construction industry.

To enhance their practical skills, students complete a craft project based on woodwork, brickwork or blockwork. They also develop their computer aided design (CAD) knowledge, understanding and skills by producing a portfolio of work.

With this qualification, students may choose to progress to our GCE Technology and Design and/or our GCE Environmental Technology. They could also progress to a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment or further study in a related area such as engineering, manufacturing or architecture. Their career route may include working as a construction apprentice while they study.

The specification has four units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to the Built Environment

  • Unit 2: Sustainable Construction

  • Unit 3: The Construction Craft Project

  • Unit 4: Computer Aided Design in Construction.