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Construction & the Built Environment BTEC Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

You will learn about the fundamentals of Construction and the Built Environment involved in today’s construction industries. This course will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for employment and further education.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • the structure of the Construction industry
  • health, safety and welfare in Construction
  • sustainability in the Construction industry
  • building services and techniques in Construction
  • construction methods, processes and operations for low-rise domestic buildings
  • construction drawing techniques
  • use of Science and Mathematics in Construction

On the course you will:

  • develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Construction
  • acquire practical skills in technical drawing
  • enhance your Numeracy skills and techniques

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including a 9-4 grade in Mathematics and a grade A*-D in one other relevant subject, plus a good school reference and an interest in Construction and the Built environment.


You will be assessed by an externally set exam and internally assessed coursework.

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built environment, electronic or mechanical engineering (see page 95 and page 102), before applying to university or going into employment. You will be prepared to enter technologyrelated employment in the Construction industry.

Further information

Students on a Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.