What is a Vocational Award In Constructing the Built Environment?

This qualification has been devised around a ‘plan, do, and 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. This approach mirrors many work-related activities in constructing the built environment and also provides for learning in a range of contexts, thus enabling learners to apply and extend their learning. As such, this qualification provides learners with a broad appreciation of construction work and wider opportunities for progression into further education, employment or training.

Course Details

Qualification Exam Board Specification
Level 1/2 Vocational Award In Constructing the Built Environment WJEC Eduqas 5909/QA

Subject Leader

Mr S. Conlin
Subject Leader for Construction

Course Overview

In the video below, Mr Conlin, Subject Leader for Construction, explains the different topics you will study on the Construction course:

Course Structure

To complete this award, learners will take three units in total:

  • Unit 1 Safety and Security in Construction
  • Unit 2 Developing Construction Projects
  • Unit 3 Planning Construction Projects

How the Course is Assessed

  • Unit 1 is assessed by a 60 minute external examination, with a total of 60 marks available.  25%
  • Unit 2 is internally assessed through practical and coursework which is completed during lessons. The three skills covered in this unit are Joinery, Tiling and Electrical. 50%
  • Unit 3 is assessed by a 120 minute external examination, with a total of 60 marks available. 25%

What the Course Can Prepare You For

The Eduqas Level 1/2 Award in Construction has been designed to develop the skills needed for progression from Key Stage 4 and GCSE learning to further education, employment and training.

The successful completion of this qualification could lead to a range of Level 3 qualifications, apprenticeships and vocationally related qualifications. These include:

  • Level 3 in Construction & Civil Engineering
  • Level 3 in Building Maintenance
  • Level 3 in Carpentry & Joinery
  • Level 3 in Electrical Installation
  • Apprenticeships in the Construction industry

Got A Question?

If you have a question about Construction you can use the form below to contact Mr Conlin, Subject Leader for Construction.