Curriculum - Construction

Welcome to the Construction Department



The Department

Mr Yeoman

BTEC Construction course summary

What will I study


Welcome to the world of Construction!  You will learn about the Construction Industry and the exciting work you could be involved in when you leave school.  You will learn what is involved in building a small dwelling from the design stage to laying bricks and doing first- fix joinery tasks.



Topics covered include:-

v  Producing a wooden product (Unit 1)

v  Health and Safety and Welfare in Construction (Unit 10)

v  Developing brick laying skills (Unit 13)

v  Preparing for a job interview (Unit21)




How will I be assessed?


This is a Level 1 BTEC course in Construction.  You are required to complete four written units and complete practical tasks in both brickwork and joinery.  There is no written exam.  If successful you will achieve a pass grade at level one.  This qualification is ideally suited to those  who intend to leave school at 16 and study a college based course.


What skills will I need to be successful on this course?


To do well in construction you have to complete four units of work and achieve a pass grade in each unit.  The units are exciting and will provide you with the knowledge of how to build and give you and an insight on how you should prepare for a job interview.  You will find yourself learning practical skills such as making a tool box, profile boards, laying bricks, mixing mortar and completing ‘first fix’ joinery tasks.


Which other subjects combine well with construction?


Maths, Science, ICT and PE are key subjects for this area.  Design Technology is also useful.


How can this course help me in the future?


If you enjoy construction you could consider attending Derby College, it has a purpose built facility for trades such as plumbing, joinery, bricklaying etc.  If you preferred office based work you could take a technical course to learn how to become a site manager, contracts manager, estimator, site engineer etc.  We have close links with GF Tomlinsons, who have provided apprenticeships for several past pupils.


                                                       Subject Co-ordinator – Mr P. Haggett (HGT)