BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

What will you be working towards?

Code 4
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


What will my study programme include?

Vocational lessons – both practical and theoretical 

English & Maths GCSE* (* if you haven’t achieved grade 4)

Industry Visits

Work Experience



Guest Speakers

A  variety of methods will be used to help you achieve: lecture, independent working & research, practical activity, games and quizzes, completing tasks in line with each unit, a variety of guest speakers, educational visits and a work experience placement.

Financial Support

The course is free to 16-19 year old learners. A bursary to assist with travel and day to day costs may be awarded dependent on circumstances. A dress code in the workshop is in operation and the personal protective equipment (PPE) you will be expected to wear is provided for you. 




What practical units will you study in level 2?

Unit 6: Exploring Carpentry and Joinery Principles and Techniques 

Unit 8: Exploring Painting and Decorating Principles and Techniques

Unit 16: Carpentry and Joinery Operations

Unit 17: Brickwork and Blockwork Operations

Unit 18: Painting and Paperhanging Operations


What theory will you study in level 2?

Unit 1: Construction Technology 

Unit 2: Construction and Design

Unit 3: Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction

Unit 11: Sustainability in Construction

How will it be delivered?

Written assignment work

Observed practical assessment

Entry requirements

It is important you have a passion for work within the Construction industry. Due to the nature of practical ability needed for level 2 you must have achieved a level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Construction. You will need to be able to get along well with others and display our core values at all times: Professional, Respectful, Expert and Positive. Ideally you will be working towards or have achieved a level 1 in English and maths. You should be prepared to have classroom time as well as practical, (there is a significant amount of theory teaching in this qualification).

Your next steps...

Subject to qualifications, ability and your soft skills, there is a wide variety of career options within the construction industry. From level 2 you can progress to, employment in the industry or apprenticeships. You could also progress to a level 3 course and aim higher for a degree.