Building Aspirations and Constructing the Future

The WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Constructing the Built Environment gives students the opportunity to learn a wide range of practical skills and techniques that are used within the Construction industry, such as plastering, decorating, tiling and joinery. Students study safety and security in Construction and learn about how to plan a construction project.

This course provides a route into a global industry with a diverse range of career options, including trades such as plumbing, carpentry, bricklaying as well as surveying and construction management. The course develops students’ ability to solve problems, learn the skills of project-based research, development and presentation.

Purposeful practical and theoretical tasks are set in subject contexts that have many of the characteristics of real work. This allows students to apply their learning in a vocational context as well as develop skills that they will find useful throughout their lives.

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