Level 1 Construction

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

Construction is part of Te Tai Tokerau Trades Academy. The resources for the unit standards in these courses are from the BCITO BConstructive programmes for schools. BConstructive are hands on programmes that are innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programmes for students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to springboard into any career in the construction industry. The BConstructive programmes are primarily workshop based. Rather than focusing on any one trade the programmes build skills and an understanding of all trades in the construction industry. Students who participate in the BConstructive programme can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as: building, construction, plumbing, drain laying, roofing, gas-fitting, painting and decorating, infrastructure, flooring and joinery. The programme also provides a good base for students who would like to enter other related areas of the construction industry such as architecture, quantity surveying and estimating.

How will I learn and what will I learn?
This Level 1 Construction course focuses on building upon the skills students have learned in Year 10 Construction theory and works towards completing the National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills Level 1. The course will take you through a series of units to build your skills and knowledge in this field, including Workshop and Site Safety, Workshop procedures and processes, Learning about construction materials, joints and fasteners and Constructing a bookshelf and a coffee table.

Conditions of Assessment
NZQA/BCITO conditions of assessment.

Submitting Internal Assessments
All internal assessments must be submitted on or prior to the due date, unless prior approval has been granted for special circumstances (refer to NCEA guidelines or discuss with the Teacher in Charge).

Resubmissions and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once, and at the discretion of the Teacher in Charge.


Level 2 Construction

Recommended Prior Learning

For entry into this course, students should have successfully completed Year 10 Construction, or have approval from the Teacher in Charge.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 24352 v3 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe working practices and use PPE during the construction of a BCATS project
Term: 1, Week: 10
U.S. 24355 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of construction and manufacturing materials used in BCATS projects
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 10
U.S. 24356 v3 Apply elementary procedures and processes for a BCATS project
Term: 1, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 10
U.S. 25919 v3 Use hardware and fastenings for a BCATS project
U.S. 25920 v3 Use joints for a BCATS project
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architectural Technician, Boat Builder, Bricklayer, Building Contractor, Building Inspector, Building Insulator, Cabinet Maker, Civil Engineer, Technician/Draughtsperson, Concrete Worker, Construction Manager, Naval Architect/Boat Designer, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Quantity Surveyor, Scaffolder

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