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Qualification: Award in Constructing the Built Environment

QAN Code: 601/0543/4

Level: 1 & 2

Exam Board: WJEC

What you learn about:

This hands on and very practical based qualification is a new course designed to offer learners the opportunity to learn about the world of construction. The qualification is based around ‘plan, do review’ concept of learning and will allow learners the opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of construction based skills including joinery, decorating and plumbing.

The course is structured into 3 units. These are:

1. Safety and security in construction

2. Practical construction skills

3. Planning construction projects.

The units provide learners with ‘real world’ experiences in this field to prepare them for further learning at A Level, an apprenticeship or a work based college course.


Unit 1 will be assessed by an online 60 minute examination.

Units 2 and 3 are assessed via a range of project work and practical tasks completed during the two year course.

Other Information:

You will be expected to learn a range of new skills throughout the duration of the course. This is a real life course that is taught in a real life situation, to enrich and reinforce the skills required to embark   upon a career within Construction.