BTEC Construction (Level 2)

This course offers an insight into the construction industry ranging from the initial planning stage through the design and building process of housing, industrial and commercial buildings.

This course offers two days a week on placement, and you will have the chance to build new working contacts, relevant knowledge and life-long skills.

Why study Construction

According to a report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the North West’s construction sector growth over the next five years could deliver almost 5,000 new jobs a year.

This creates a real demand for skilled construction workers across all trades.

It is anticipated that students will typically have a GCSE profile of subjects graded 3/4 and may not have Mathematics or English Language GCSE at grade 4 or above. In this instance, we can offer a resit in one of those subjects.

This course is assessed through coursework, successful completion of work placements and an external examination worth 25% of the course.

Previous students have secured full time jobs within the construction industry.

Others have progressed to apprenticeships with the same work experience employer that they had during their studies at Cowley Sixth Form College.

Construction is a subject I find enjoyable. I’ve learnt skills that I can use in the future such as bricklaying, joinery, wallpapering, painting and tiling.

The teachers are helpful and friendly. I had a placement with a roofing company which was really good.