Construction

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12


WHAT IS CONSTRUCTION?
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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
It is anticipated that students will typically have a GCSE profile of subjects graded 3/4 and may not have Mathematics and/or English GCSE at grade 4 or above.

An interest in a career in the construction industry is a must.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
This course is assessed through coursework, successful completion of work placements and an external examination worth 25% of the course.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BTEC IN CONSTRUCTION?
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.