Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment (Level 2)

Course Overview

You will cover practical craft skills, job knowledge and advanced trade techniques in your chosen path. You will also learn the interpretation of construction drawings and the calculation of materials and costings. Students are also encouraged to participate in Skills Competitions as a means of enhancing their practical ability and developing higher level skills.

Trade options available:
• Brickwork/Plastering (Neath & Swansea)
• Carpentry and Joinery/Roofing (Neath & Swansea)
• Painting and Decorating/Wall and Floor Tiling (Neath & Newtown)
• Brickwork/Carpentry and Joinery (Brecon & Newtown)

  • Entry Requirements

    Learners will need to have achieved, or be working towards their Level 2 Essential Skills English and Maths (or equivalent). GCSE Grade D or above in Maths and English

  • Career Prospects

    The qualification provides sufficient knowledge for learners to progress onto the progression qualification or an apprenticeship within the sector in their choice of trade.

  • Course Modules

    Introduction to the Built Environment,Introduction to the Trades in the Construction and Built Environment Sector, Introduction to the Built Environment Life Cycle, Employability in Construction and the Built Environment Sector, Protecting Health, Safety and the Environment when working in the Construction and Built Environment Sector, Introduction to emerging technologies in Construction and the Built Environment Sector, Plus the two trade units that are chosen.

  • Assessment

    To achieve the qualification, students must pass an online multiple choice test, two practical assessments covering two trades, a guided discussion and a Health and Safety test.

  • Additional Costs

    You will require a range of Personal Protective Equipment and stationery prior to starting on the course including: Safety Boots, Safety Glasses, Face Mask, Calculator, Scale rule, pens, pencils and paper, A4 lever arch file.

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Neath College

Brecon Beacons College

Swansea Construction Centre

Newtown College

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