L1 Building Construction

BCO12
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Ball

Building Construction is a hands-on course that leads to two qualifications: the National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS) at Levels 1 and 2. Rather than focusing on any one trade, BCATS programmes build skills and an understanding of all trades in the construction industry. They also develop literacy, numeracy and communication skills and have close links with the NCEA and the Technology curriculum.

Students who participate in the Building Construction course can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as carpentry, brick and block laying, painting and decorating, flooring, joinery, plumbing and gas-fitting, frame and truss, aluminium joinery, etc. The programme also provides a good base for students who would like to enter other related areas of the construction industry such as architecture, quantity surveying and estimating.


Pathway

L2 Building Construction

Recommended Prior Learning

Open


Standards Available
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 24352 v3 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe working practices and use PPE during the construction of a BCATS project
1
I
2
U.S. 24355 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of construction and manufacturing materials used in BCATS projects
1
I
4
U.S. 24356 v3 Apply elementary procedures and processes for a BCATS project
1
I
8
U.S. 25920 v3 Use joints for a BCATS project
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.