Technology - Construction L3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Ashford-Beck

Course highlights: This new course gives students the opportunity to learn practical skills and techniques while working on small building projects in the community and/or school.  This project based learning is supported by a range of new BCATs Level 3 unit standards covering workplace safety, materials, tools and equipment, measuring and calculations, project management and building sub-trades.   It is envisaged that students will create their own learning programme, choosing standards that meet their specific interests and career needs.  This course supports Gateway work experience, and/or Trades courses. 


Vocational Pathway: Manufacturing and Technology, Construction and Infrastructure, Primary Industries.  


This course can lead to:  Students can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of Trades such as carpentry, joinery, plumbing and electrical, or tertiary study towards a range of careers in the construction industry such as project manager, interior designer, quantity surveyor, technical sales and support. 


For more information, please see Mr Ashford-Beck or


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Recommended Prior Learning

Priority given to those who have completed L2 Construction

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 29677 v1 Follow safe workplace practices, and contribute to a health and safety culture, in a BCATS environment
U.S. 29682 v1 Select, use, and maintain tools, equipment and machinery for a Stage 3 BCATS project
U.S. 29684 v1 Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Stonemason, Furniture Finisher, Joiner