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.


Assessment Method


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 -