Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Awarding results in 2021 - Construction

Awarding results in 2021 - Construction

In this subject update, you will be able to access guidance, key information and helpful materials for Construction qualifications and summer 2021 awarding in one place. The links on this page will take you to the key documents, which guides you through the Qualification-Level Teacher Assessed Grade (Q-TAGs) approach this summer. The information will also cover non-certificating (mid-flight) learners.

March 2021 Construction update

T levels in Construction Summer 2021 assessment

Reduced internal unit adaptations

Awarding results in 2021 - Construction

March 2021 Construction update

March 2021 Construction update

This months update focuses on the outcome of the Ofqual consultation and the alternative arrangements we can currently clarify for summer 2021.

T levels in Construction Summer 2021 assessment

Reduced internal unit adaptations

Awarding results in 2021 - Construction

March 2021 Construction update

T levels in Construction Summer 2021 assessment

T levels in Construction Summer 2021 assessment

T level students will have the option to receive Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) for the Core Component this summer.

Reduced internal unit adaptations

Awarding results in 2021 - Construction

March 2021 Construction update

T levels in Construction Summer 2021 assessment

Reduced internal unit adaptations

Reduced internal unit adaptations

This guide provides specific qualification information on the Reduced Internal Unit Assessments adaptation

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As the demand rises for environmentally friendly construction techniques and sustainable practices, individuals with new skills will be required to build the houses of the future. For learners interested in home design, architecture, and the future of the house building industry, centres can create a bespoke course consisting of existing core units from our BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment (2017), alongside specialist units designed in association with MOBIE.

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Housing Design Project:

Learners develop skills in responding to a client brief with a housing design proposal and solution.

Offsite and Onsite Alternative Construction Methods:

In order to meet wider changes in the construction industry, learners develop skills in selecting alternative construction methods.

Renewable Energy for Housing:

Learners develop plans for improving the sustainability of homes through renewable energy use, developing a plan to install a renewable system into a domestic property.

The Housing Industry:

Learners will better understand the industry – assessing the drivers that influence the housing market in terms of development, delivery and procurement.

Access BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment

The student book for the new BTEC Nationals in Construction (RQF) is available from the publishing site. The book includes the following units:

Contents Listing

Unit 1: Construction Principles
Unit 2: Construction Design
Unit 3: Tendering and Estimating
Unit 4: Construction Technology
Unit 5: Health and Safety in Construction
Unit 6: Surveying in Construction
Unit 7: Graphical Detailing in Construction
Unit 8: Building Regulations and Control in Construction
Unit 9: Management of a Construction Project
Unit 10: Building Surveying in Construction
Unit 13: Measurement Techniques in Construction

There are also activebook subscriptions available from the same page. 

Access the student book and activebook for BTEC Nationals in Engineering

We have recently heard back from the Department for Education (DfE) in relation to the 2020 lists. BTEC First Award in Construction and the Built Environment is on the list. 

We have made some changes to the qualification and the new specification can be accessed from the qualification page. 

Access the new BTEC First Award in Construction specification

The changes are listed under the section 'Summary of Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Construction and the Built Environment'. This is in the initial pages of the specification. 

To obtain a CSCS green card it is a mandatory requirement to study the following qualification.

To find out where you can study this qualification, click on the link below for the specification page and find where can I study this qualification? under the Learning tab.  

BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

In addition to this, you also need to pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years of applying for a new card.

For more information visit the CSCS website.

Useful documents

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Specification - BTEC First Award in Construction and the Built Environment
pdf | 5.0 MB
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Specification - BTEC First Award in Construction and the Built Environment (2018)
pdf | 4.5 MB
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Specification - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment
pdf | 1.3 MB

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