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Construction & The Built Environment BTEC Level 2 First Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

You will study both practical and theory based units that have been handpicked by the team to provide a thorough you with relevant skills and an understanding of the construction industry.

Course content

The units will cover the following topics:

  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Sustainability
  • Construction Theory
  • Construction Drawing
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Health and Safety

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

Entry requirements

At least 4 GCSE’s at grade D or above (including English and maths)


You will be assessed through practical observations and written assignments.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto one of our BTEC level 3 diplomas.

Employment opportunities could include work at a junior level within bricklaying, carpentry and or painting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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    • The Construction Centre is a dedicated facility that delivers high level industry training in all areas of construction craft. It can be easily reached by bus and is a short walk from the C2C rail network and historic Rainham Village.

      Technical Perfection

      The construction trades will always be central to our national economy. A sound technical education in one or more of the construction crafts is what we aim to give you at our Rainham Campus Construction Centre. We’re teaching skills for life, skills that have been needed for centuries and that will always be in demand. If you are looking to learn a trade you can rely on to earn a living, then you are in the right place.