Year 9 Options 20/21 - C & G Construction

Examination Board:
City & Guilds
 
Course Description:
C & G Construction allows you to explore the construction and built environment industry. If you enjoy
practical, hands on tasks but also want to discover how buildings are constructed and what happens when
they require a repair, maintenance or refurbishment then this qualification is for you.
Our course is supported by construction companies who, through employer led learning, will provide access
to real projects, site visits, careers advice and guidance, mentoring and skills workshops.
This course is made up of 4 units to help build up the knowledge to complete 2 mandatory assessment units
The units covered in the qualification are made up of: Working in the built environment, Construction methods
and materials, Maintenance, repair and refurbishment of buildings and Using tools to construct and maintain
buildings.
These units will develop the following knowledge, understanding and skills: How people in the construction
industry work together to develop projects, an understanding of how and why different materials are used in
construction, how to interpret sources of information, producing plans and recommended action for buildings
that require repair, maintenance of refurbishment, the importance of safety of working on construction
projects, different skills and techniques used in construction and how to evaluate skills and techniques
 
How will students learn?
The qualification structure encourages the development of Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills which are
essential to success in learning, life and work.
 
How will the course be assessed?
Assessment will be through candidates completing 2 mandatory assessment components. The first is a
Synoptic assignment and the second is through an online theory exam. The coursework covered in the 4
knowledge units develops a toolkit of knowledge to complete these exams and the examinations are set by
City and Guilds, the awarding body.
 
Education Pathways after Year 11:
College
Apprenticeship
 
Career Routes:
Building and Construction
Plumbing
Electrician