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BTEC Construction at Sir John Gleed School

Course description

Course description:

The Construction course provides a unique opportunity to learn vital skills and concepts concerning industrial operations, working in construction organisations, health and safety, production and manufacturing skills in wood and brick, a range of drawing skills and graphical techniques and industrial processes. It is a largely practical option but there are some aspects of theory work associated with it.

Initially in year 9 the students will be taught the Level 1 BTEC Construction Couse giving then the essential range of skills required to move into a Full Level 2 course. They will learn the basics of working in the industry, health and safety and making skills involved in carpentry/ joinery and brickwork. – completing the course will enable the students to move smoothly into years 10 and 11.

In Year 10 and 11 the students will work using their gained knowledge, plus further training to help them complete a Full L2 Diploma Course in BTEC Construction. This course is the equivalent of 2 GCSE’s at grade A* to C.

During year 10 and 11 students will be asked to build a range of walls to specified heights and designs, as well as hanging doors/windows fixing door furniture and a full range of other joinery/carpentry operations.

Why Should I choose Product Design?

This is an excellent option to choose if you are interested in a career within any aspect of the Construction Industry – either in manufacturing or designing. It is an excellent skill for life and will enable you to progress with a career in Construction. Also, progression from this could be at the Post 16 Centre where Level 3 Diploma in Construction is on offer.

Entry requirements


This subject is open to all students who have an interest in construction and manufacturing high quality products. It is a very practical subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Gleed School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years