Park Lane Academy

Option-Construction and the Built Environment


Internal assessment = 50%    Exam = 50%

Outline of Subject: This course allows you to study construction and the built environment, giving you the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the industry. 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.

How will I learn? You will study three mandatory units, covering the fundamental knowledge, skills and understanding required in construction and design.

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.

Where will it take me?  This subject can lead to further study at level 3 of academic and/or vocational qualifications in construction and the built environment, engineering or design, and to apprenticeships in the full range of careers in the construction industry including bricklaying, plastering, tiling, welding, carpentry, plumbing, as well as a progression into management aspects like project management and surveying.

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