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BTEC Construction is a more practical based course where you don’t do an examination at the end, just smaller friendlier units to cover, not just one large final controlled assessment.


Examination Board and Specification: Edexcel 500/7239/0

This course in an introduction to the Construction industry, students would undertake units that introduce areas of the construction industry.
The BTEC Firsts in Construction have been developed in the construction and built environment sector to provide training for those who are intending to work in the construction industry or to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification and give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Learning through doing is at the heart of this qualification.


Assessment Details:

There is NO written examination in this subject.   Students undertake six internally assessed units in total; all unit titles are set by the exam board. Each unit has specified assessment and grading criteria which must be met. A unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit, or distinction.

Course Details: The BTEC First in Construction comprises


Mandatory units

Unit 1: Structure of the Construction Industry
Unit 2: Exploring Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction

Optional units

Unit 4: Use of Science and Mathematics in Construction
Unit 8: Exploring Carpentry and Joinery
Unit 9: Performing Joinery Operations
Unit 10: Performing Carpentry Operations
Unit 11: Exploring Trowel Operations
Unit 14: Exploring Painting and Decorating
Unit 17: Exploring Building Services Techniques in Construction (Plumbing & Electrical)
Unit 22: Exploring Wall and Floor Tiling



Students undertake the two compulsory units and four of the above units over the course. The majority of work will be completed within normal contact time, although homework may be used to support unit work.