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Construction BTEC Level 2 at Alec Reed Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 in Construction is a full-time vocational qualification that is equivalent to 1, 2, or 3 GCSE’s. The programme is designed to enable students to gain both academic and practical experience and become competent in areas that are directly related to the workplace.

This course is a applicable for students looking to moving into apprenticeships or full time work based opportunities. It will offer them the depth and understanding to move into a number of trades.

Course content

This course covers the following:

• Health and safety

• Structure of the construction industry

• Processes and operations

• Basic drawing techniques

• Hands on experience of construction application

Entry requirements



The majority of assessment takes place through coursework, which builds up into a portfolio of evidence. Students are set assignments which involve completing a series of tasks within a specific deadline. This style of assessment is a real strength of the course as it allows students the opportunity to use the expertise of staff and practical elements of the building trade, in order to ensure that the work they submit is reflective of their knowledge and understanding without the time pressure of exams.

Grades are awarded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

As well as written assignments, students can be assessed through group work, practical investigations, presentations and practical tests.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the course you could enter employment at a junior level, in a wide range of areas, such as carpentry, bricklaying or building conservation. You could also progress on to the Construction BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 or another Level 2 programme, such as a relevant NVQ or Diploma, or to move on to a higher level qualification such as the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alec Reed Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016

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