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Construction Introductory
BTEC - Level 1
Course Breakdown
BTEC Level 1 Construction offers
students the opportunity to be more
hands on. The combination of practical
units enables students to build up the
required skills that the industry would
look for if thinking of a career within
the trades. Alongside this are the core
units which help students to develop
their employability skills.
The qualification prepares students for
progression to Level 2 BTECs or other
study programmes. They provide for
progression by either meeting entry
requirements in their own right or by
being accepted alongside other
qualifications at the same level and
adding value to them.
This course compliments the
two core Construction awards,
with a greater depth of focus
upon site procedures and
practices. The BTEC Level 1
Construction consists of ten
internally set units for the
diploma with no examinations.
The course has a significant
practical aspect and students
will be assessed both on their
knowledge of construction and
their practical aptitude.
Enterprise
BTEC Level 1 and 2
The Business Studies course will give
you the opportunity to prepare for a
career as a business professional by
deepening your understanding of
how organisations function, and
developing the practical skills needed
to succeed. Owners, managers and
employees at all levels have an
important part to play if business
objectives are to be realised.
Understanding the importance of
effective communication, marketing
activities, quality and, of course,
customer care is essential if
organisations
are
to
compete
successfully.
Our specialist, knowledgeable and
approachable subject teachers will
work closely with you to help you
develop yourself in preparation for a
business career and expert guest
speakers will be invited to share their
insight with you.
Furthermore you will have the chance
to develop your teamwork and
communication skills through group
work activities within a very supportive
environment.
Course Breakdown
BTEC Enterprise course is a twoyear course consisting of three
components; two internally set
task (33% each) and one
external set examination (33%).
The course looks at a number of
topics ranging from financial
projection in a business,
developing business ideas, and
how a business operates on a
day to day basis.
Design Technology
AQA - GCSE
Course Breakdown
Design Technology (Product Design)
allows students to subjectively
develop key principles of design and
technology
and
develop
an
appreciation for the processes
involved in creating a successful
prototype. The relationship between
design, materials, manufacture and
marketing becomes apparent through
students work, resulting in a cohesive
design portfolio and product that is fit
for purpose. This course has 50 per
cent controlled assessment in order to
recognise the importance of design
and make work within this subject.
Design Technology will equip learners
with sound skills in a variety of areas,
including practical tasks, CAD CAM,
problem solving and creativity. These
skills will be valuable in everyday use
and each students’ future. The course
will also provide opportunities to
develop in context those desirable,
transferable skills such as planning,
research and analysis, working with
others or communicating technical
concepts effectively. Students will
have to demonstrate all of these skills
in order that they may successfully
complete a prototype that is of retail
quality.
This GCSE qualification is
completed over 2 years and
consists of one major design and
make project (50% with a
portfolio and a final product) and
one 2 hour exam (50%).
Throughout the two year course,
students will build up skills,
knowledge and understanding
of materials, processes and
experiment with a variety of
traditional and cutting edge
methods to provide you with the
skills to successfully produce a
prototype of your own design.

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