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Construction

Qualification: Level 1 in Construction
Equivalent to: GCSE 9-1
Weighting: 100% Course Work


Summary:
Pearson BTEC Level 1 (QCF) qualifications in Construction has been developed to give learners the opportunity to:


􀁸 Engage in learning which is relevant to them and will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
􀁸 Achieve a nationally recognised Entry, or Level 1 vocationally related qualification
􀁸 Progress to employment in the construction sector
􀁸 Progress to related vocational qualifications.


The units you will study in year 10:

 

Health & Safety

This unit is designed to introduce learners to the health and safety and welfare issues in construction. It aims to help learners to be aware of the potential hazards to which they may be exposed in construction environments and how to reduce these risks.

 

Decorating – Wallpapering
This unit introduces learners to the hand tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) used in decorating, and offers them opportunities to develop the skills needed to decorate surfaces.

 

Plumbing
This unit introduces learners to the hand tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) used in plumbing. The unit offers learners’ opportunities to develop the skills needed to perform
basic plumbing operations.

 

Bricklaying
This unit introduces learners to the hand tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) used in bricklaying, and offers them opportunities to develop the skills needed to construct basic brickwork structures.

 

The units you will study year 11:

 

Decorating – Painting
This unit introduces learners to the hand tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) used in painting, and offers them opportunities to develop the skills needed to paint surfaces.

 

Carpentry
This unit is designed to introduce learners to the hand tools, materials, personal protective equipment (PPE) and skills used in carpentry. Learners will have the opportunity to produce a carpentry item.

 

Maintenance
This unit introduces learners to the hand tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) used in building maintenance. The unit offers learners’ opportunities to develop the skills needed to maintain buildings.

 

Plastering
This unit introduces learners to the hand tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) used in plastering, and offers them opportunities to develop the skills needed to apply basic plastering finishes.

 

Starting work in construction
This unit introduces learners to career opportunities in construction and the organisations that provide such opportunities. It encourages learners to make informed choices about their potential career options.

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