Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
In this subject update, you will be able to access all resources available for the 2018 version of the specification.
BTEC First Award in Construction and the Built Environment - 2018
BTEC First Award in Construction and the Built Environment 2018, is on KS4 performance measures. The qualification is 120 GLH.
Most of the specification is the same as the legacy version from 2013.
How is the qualification structured?
Learners have to complete 4 units, 3 of which are mandatory and 1 is external. Each unit is 30 GLH. See below:
Unit 1: Construction technology (externally assessed with a written paper)
Unit 2: Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction (internally assessed)
Unit 3: Construction and Design (Synoptic)
Unit 4: Construction Drawing Techniques
Unit 5: Exploring Carpentry and Joinery Principles and Techniques
Unit 6: Exploring Brickwork and Blockwork Principles and Techniques
Unit 7: Exploring Painting and Decorating Principles and Techniques
Unit 8: Exploring Plumbing Principles and Techniques
Unit 9: Exploring Electrical Principles and Techniques
Teaching & learning and assessment materials
In addition to the course specification, which includes teaching content, assessment criteria and assessment information for each unit, there are other materials to help you deliver this qualification. These are:
- Sample assessment materials.
- Past papers
- Authorised assignment briefs
- Sample marked learner work
- Published resources and more.
From the tabs below, you will be able to access materials relatiing to the externally assessed unit 1, and internally assessed units.
To access all other materials, please visit the course materials section of the qualificaiton page. See link below.
Most of the resources in this section will be from the 2013 version. These would still be useful as most of the qualification stays the same. The main changes are;
- Unit numbers are different, but names are the same.
- Construction and Design unit is now unit 3 and has additional content.
- Unit 1 exam has more questions and is 15 min longer.
You can access the 2013 version of the specification in the link below:
There is student book available for BTEC First in Construction and the Built Environment.