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Construction Key Stage 4


WJEC Level 1/2 Awards in Constructing the Built Environment offer an experience that focuses on learning through application, i.e. acquiring and applying knowledge, skills and understanding through tasks set in sector or subject contexts from the construction industry that have many of the characteristics of real work. Each qualification is built from discrete units and the qualifications have been devised around the concept of a ‘plan, do, review’ approach to learning where learners are introduced to a context for learning, review previous learning to plan activities, carry out activities and review outcomes and learning.

The course:

The course contains a balance of development and knowledge requirements some of which is theoretical and the demonstration of practical skills. Students will make use of the facilities
provided in the new construction block to carry out any practical activities. Several assignments are based on case studies of construction projects both locally and nationally.


WJEC Level 1/2 Awards in Constructing the Built Environment Units
Unit 1: Safety and security in construction: Externally Assessed = 60-minute examination
Unit 2: Practical construction skills – Three practical areas of study
Unit 3: Planning construction projects will be externally assessed, through a controlled assessment


The course is particularly suitable for students with an interest in the construction industry. It is equally suited to boys and girls. Potential students must also be willing to produce a portfolio of practical and written evidence and engage in external tests which demonstrate an understanding of the learning they have achieved over the duration of the course.


The course could lead to possible career pathways in civil engineering, quantity surveying, planning or skills trades


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