Mr C Green - Head of Construction
Mr P Ings - Construction Technician
KS4 Subject Content
Qualification Name: Level 2 Technical Award - Constructing & Maintaining the Built Environment
Exam board: City and Guilds
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification allows you to explore the construction and built environment industry.
If you enjoy practical, hands on tasks but also want to discover how buildings are constructed and what happens when they require repair, maintenance or refurbishment then this qualification is for you.
What will the student study as part of this qualification?
You will explore the structure of the construction and built environment industry in terms of how different people work together to deliver construction projects. You will develop an understanding of what makes a building and how the selection of different materials, affects the overall look and feel. You will have the opportunity to carry out a selection of realistic practical construction tasks related to the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of a building.
The qualification has four units:
Working in the built environment
Construction methods and materials
Maintenance, repair and refurbishment of buildings
Using tools to construct and maintain buildings
What knowledge and skills will the student develop as part of this qualification and how might these be of use and value in further studies?
how people in the construction industry work together to deliver projects
an understanding of how and why different materials are used in the construction of buildings
how to interpret sources of information used in construction projects
maintenance and refurbishment producing plans and recommending actions for remedial action for buildings that require repair
the importance of working safely on construction projects
different skills and techniques used in construction projects
how to evaluate skills and techniques.
Synoptic assignment. Externally set, internally marked and externally moderated. The typical assignment brief could be to develop a plan for the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of a building.
Theory exam (2 Hours). Externally set and externally marked, and will be taken either online through City & Guilds’ computer-based testing platform or on paper (502). The exam will draw from across the full content of the qualification
For further information please contact Mr C Green - Head of Construction - firstname.lastname@example.org