Construction at Key Stage 4
Unit 1 introduces learners to the built environment and provides them with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in identifying, explaining and evaluating different ideas and concepts of the built environment. Learners will explore a range of profession and trade roles, and some of the different structures and buildings of the built environment.
Unit 3 offers learners the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of three construction trade areas of the built environment, including planning, undertaking and evaluating construction tasks…. Plumbing Module (cut and join copper tube using a selection of end feed fittings, dress and fit a sink or radiator)…. Electrical Module (run cable between an imaginary supply and a wall socket; a light switch and lamp holder)….. Plaster Module (prepare surface, fit edge beads and apply 2 coat gypsum plaster with skim finish suitable for painting)…… Brick Module (mix mortar and construct brickwork panel, approximately 900 x 450 mm, to required wall thickness, using specified bond and pointing)…… Wood Module (cut wood to size, to make section of stud partition with 3 vertical studs, sole plate, intermediate noggin, head plate and horizontal section of standard door lining to one edge, with architrave over plasterboard to one side)