Key Stage 4

BTEC Construction 

Name of Subject: BTEC Construction


  • Edexcel BTEC level 1 Award in Construction
  • Edexcel BTEC level 1 Certificate in Construction
  • Edexcel BTEC level 1 Diploma in Construction

The qualification undertaken will depend on how long a student spends at Oswaldtwistle School and also how many hours they spend on the subject each week. The course is made up of short units of work. Over two years a student would expect to complete the following units:

  • Starting work in construction
  • Developing bricklaying skills
  • Developing carpentry skills
  • Developing construction painting skills
  • Developing plumbing skills
  • Developing electrical installation skills

Overview of course:

The course gives students the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised Entry or Level 1 vocationally related qualification.  It also gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal skills and attributes that are essential for successful performance in working life.

 Possible progression route:

The qualification allows students to progress to a Level 2 vocational qualification, such as the BTEC level 2 in Construction. The qualification also allows students to progress to employment in the construction sector.

 Short Stay Students

Where students are only on roll for a short period of time it is possible to follow the BTEC curriculum and have their learning recognised by the AQA Unit Award Scheme. For example:

  • Unit 82566:  Making a wooden bird table
  • Unit 77713:  Health and Safety in a workshop


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