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BTEC First Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

This one year course is designed for students as a vocational progression pathway from year 11 to Post 16. Students who have been successful in gaining BTEC Level 1 in Construction should view this course as an opportunity to obtain a qualification that could lead to future employment in the building industry or provide a gateway to further education.

Students who have not completed BTEC Level 1 will be considered.


Course content

You will be given a general introduction to the Construction Industry. You will also study Health, Safety and Welfare, Construction Science and Mathematics. The practical nature of this course will see you studying Joinery, Brickwork and Decorating.

Units covered through the course are:-

Unit 1:Construction Technology
Unit 2:Construction and Design
Unit 3:Science and Maths in Construction

Unit 4: Processes and Operations

Unit 5 :Drawing Techniques

Unit 6: Joinery

Unit 7:Brickwork

Unit 8:Painting and Decorating

Unit 11:Sustainability

Unit 14:Wall and Floor Tiling

Unit 17:Brick and Blockwork





Entry requirements

Entry Requirements The Course requires students to have a reasonable standard of education, including at least 1 and up to 4 GCSEs at grade C (new Grade 4+) or above or a Level 1 BTEC certificate or Diploma ideally a BTEC Level 1 in Construction

All candidates will be considered on an individual basis.


How will I be assessed?

Learners are assessed through practical observation, oral questioning and written testing. You will be required to meet minimum standards and timings set by the awarding body. Assessment is a continual process over the year; your practical work will be assessed and the relevant support given to be successful. There is also theory work to be completed to build up a portfolio of practical work you have completed. There is a formal timed examination at the end of the course. Students who are accepted on the course will have to meet rigorous Health and safety standards at all times and attend extra practical sessions if required.

Financial information

You may need to provide some personal protective equipment.

Future opportunities

Apprenticeships in the Construction Industry

Further Education

City & Guilds



Further information

You will need to work effectively as part of a team and show initiative. You will also need a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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