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WJEC L2 Construction



WJEC Level 1/Level 2 Award in Constructing the Build Environment

Type of subject: Creative, practical, technical & vocational

This course is perfect for students who want to learn about the construction industry from a build perspective. It will provide you with a broad introduction to the different trades involved in the sector and the range of career opportunities available. You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of practical specialist skills which can develop a foundation for further study, an apprenticeship or employment.

What Will I Study?

  • The nature and importance of safety and security in the construction industry
  • Learn & develop three separate construction skills – electrical, plumbing & carpentry
  • The various stages of the project planning process and how construction work is costed
  • The types of jobs which exist within the industry

You will also be able to gain essential employability skills that are valued by employers such as problem solving, planning and organisation, creativity and innovation.

How is the course assessed?

Unit 1 (25%): Safety & Security in Construction – 1 hour externally set exam

Unit 2 (50%): Developing Construction Projects – a range of internally set practical assessment tasks and a photographic portfolio

Unit 3 (25%): Planning Construction Skills – 2 hours externally set exam

You could achieve:

Level 1: Pass

Level 2: Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*

Who should I talk to if I want to ask about this subject?

Miss Briggs