The Academy of
Central Bedfordshire

Student at the Academy of Central Bedfordshire

Level 1 Principal Learning of Construction and the Built Environment

Course Duration: 1 Year

Guided Learning: Minimum 6 hours

Course Location: KingslandStotfold

Who is the course for?

Anyone who wishes to progress within the Construction Industry and develop personal skills to further their career.

The course covers a range of skills including bricklaying, carpentry and painting & decorating.

What will I learn?

  • Influences that affect the planning and design process, sustainability and good design, properties of construction materials.
  • Design the built environment: applying design principles and career opportunities.
  • Create the built environment using hand tools.
  • Creating the built environment using methods and materials.
  • Value and use the built environment and its social impact.
  • Maintaining the built environment and common defects.
  • The use of modern methods in construction.

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed internally through observation of activities, witness statements, photographs and presentation to build a portfolio of evidence. External assessment will be done through a final exam and external verification.

What can I do after the course?

  • Progress into Further Education/ Higher Education.
  • Apply for an Apprenticeship in the construction industry.
  • Gain employment in the construction industry.
  • Choose a vocational subject that you may wish to study.