Construction and the Built Environment Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: TBS200
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study mode: Full Time
Overview

Construction and the Built Environment level 2, can help you take your first steps towards a career in the construction industry.

This qualification prepares you for employment or higher education in the construction sector and is suitable for you if you are interested in pursuing a professional or technical career in the construction industry. This course may suit you if you want to work in the professional area of construction as an Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, Building Surveyor, Project Manager, Site Manager, Civil Engineer, Property Developer, Housing Manager, Facilities Manager, etc. Or if you want to work in the technical areas such as CAD, design, surveying, highways, housing, contracting etc

What will I study?

 

Mandatory units will underpin the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the

construction and built environment sector.

 Construction Technology – this unit covers the different forms of construction

that can be used for low-rise offices, retail units and homes. You will develop an

understanding of the structural performance required for low-rise construction, and

explore how substructures and superstructures are constructed. 

Construction and Design – in this unit you will develop a broad understanding

of the construction industry, the sort of projects it undertakes, and the contribution it

makes to wider society. You will also look at how client needs can shape the design

of a building, and develop their own design ideas to a given brief.

Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction – you

will apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills to practical

construction contexts. You will develop an understanding of the scientific principles

affecting the performance of construction materials, and develop skills to perform

mathematical calculations in construction contexts.

Sustainability in Construction – has been highlighted by employers and stakeholders as a

key element in the sector. In this unit you will develop a broader understanding of

the important topic of sustainability and how construction can have an impact on the

environment. You will also examine techniques that can be used within construction

projects to reduce the impact on the environment and improve the long-term

sustainability of a project. 

 

In addition to the four Mandatory units you will also build your knowledge within the following areas:

Construction Processes and Operations – you will develop further

knowledge of the processes and operations used in low-rise construction projects, the

sequencing of construction work and how the properties of construction materials affect

their specification and use.

 Construction Drawing Techniques – you will initially investigate the different kinds of drawings used in the

construction industry and explore the purpose of each. This will be followed by an

introduction to the resources needed to produce these drawings. You will become

familiar with the drawing equipment and materials in common use and be

introduced to a computer-aided drafting (CAD) environment

 Tendering and Estimating – you will learn about the different types of documentation and

information that the estimator has to use to complete the estimate, and some of

the techniques used to calculate the cost of construction work. You will also learn

how the estimate is converted into a tender, taking into account market forces

and other factors, and how this makes estimating an exciting and competitive

area of construction.

 

Entry Requirements

4 x GSCEs at Grade D/3 including English Language and maths or completion of a level 2 course.

How will I be assessed?
What can I do next?

This course may suit you if you want to work in the professional area of construction as an Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, Building Surveyor, Project Manager, Site Manager, Civil Engineer, Property Developer, Housing Manager, Facilities Manager, etc. Or if you want to work in the technical areas such as CAD, design, surveying, highways, housing, contracting etc

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