L2 Building Construction

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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, and so on.

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

L3 Building Construction

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Building Construction or by negotiation


Standards Available
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 12927 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of, select, maintain, and use, hand tools for BCATS projects
2
I
6
U.S. 12932 v5 Construct timber garden furniture as BCATS projects
2
I
8
U.S. 24354 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety legislation and apply safe working practices in a BCATS environment
2
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.