BTEC First Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment at Outwood Academy Hemsworth
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.
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 8:Painting and Decorating
Unit 14:Wall and Floor Tiling
Unit 17:Brick and Blockwork
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.
You may need to provide some personal protective equipment.
Apprenticeships in the Construction Industry
City & Guilds
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.