Bl10/11 Yr 10/11
Build the world around you
Construction is the creation of the built environment. It covers all stages of the construction process, including creating the initial ideas and designs, building the structure and ensuring that everything continues to work smoothly after it is complete. The variety of skills required by the modern construction industry means there is a wide range of career opportunities available.
You could work in the following areas:
Infrastructure – roads and rail
Public and private housing
Public non-housing - schools
Commercial – offices and retail
Repair and maintenance
How shall I be assessed?
WJEC Construction and Built Environment level 2 Award is equivalent to one GCSE A* - C. The work is all coursework in the form of controlled assessments. The 3 units are:
Planning potential of construction projects
Drawing construction plans
Building structures and materials
Unit 1 Planning Potential of Construction Projects
Through this unit you will learn about the planning process. You will learn about how land and buildings have different levels of protection that can affect any development plans. You will also learn about the important things that need to be considered to get planning permission for a development project. You will learn about the infrastructure of an area and gain understanding of both the limitations and opportunities that this can have on planned developments. Through the development of communication skills, you will learn how to use your knowledge and understanding to report on the feasibility of a proposed construction development project.
Unit 2 Drawing Construction Plans
Through this unit you will learn how to draw building designs. You will develop drafting skills as well as skills to use computer software. You will develop and apply mathematical techniques to ensure that your proposed building is fit for purpose. You will learn to put all of this together in a way that presents to a client what the building design will look like.
Unit 3 Building Structures and Materials
Through this unit you will learn about different types of materials and structures that are used in buildings. You will learn about the factors that need to be considered to make the right choices. You will also learn about sustainable materials and processes used in construction and the effect they have on the operation of a building. Together with your learning from planning potential and design of construction projects, you will be able to review options and select the best one to take for a specific construction project.