Constructing the Built Environment Technical Award 

Students have five Construction lessons over a fortnight. These consist of two units. One is working towards a written exam (40%) and coursework (practical and written element – 60%). The course allows students to understand safety and security within the construction industry. Students will develop an understanding of a variety of careers within the construction industry including trades and senior level positions (e.g., quantity surveyor). 

For further details, please follow the link below.  
Download Full Technical Award X L1/L2 Specification 

Year  Term   Topic  Type Of Assessment  Assessment Window 
10  Autumn   Practical Skill Development  Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework)  Ongoing, for submission in May  
Planning and organising work 
Interpreting technical sources of information 
Writing and setting success criteria 
Spring  Prepare for construction tasks  Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework)  Ongoing for submission in May  
Carrying out techniques  
Removing and disposal of materials  
Working practices that promote health and safety 
Summer  Evaluating of construction tasks  Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework)  Submission in May 
Finalising coursework submission  
11  Autumn  Unit 2  Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework)  Submission in May 
Interpreting technical sources of information 
Planning a sequence of work 
Identify resources required 
Identifying resources required to complete construction tasks  
Calculate materials to complete construction tasks  
Set success criteria for construction tasks  
Prepare/Complete construction tasks 
Spring  Prepare/Complete construction tasks  Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework)  Submission in May  
Evaluate Construction Tasks  
Unit 3 
Describe and understand the activities, responsibilities and outputs of different careers in the construction industry 
Understand how construction development projects are released 
Be able to plan built environment construction projects 
Summer   Unit 3 – Exam Preparation   Written Examination  Final exams