NCEA L2 Construction

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. McLean

Recommended Prior Learning

If you have taken NCEA Level 1 in either Furniture or Technology, you will be well placed to gain the maximum learning from this course. What the industry requires are dedicated and motivated trades people. With that in mind, these are the attributes we need in our Construction Level 2 classes. 

Construction teaches you good, basic skills required in the Construction industry of today. You will be taking industry based standards that will hold you in good stead for getting an apprenticeship. 

Projects are designed around the skills that you need to acquire and the tools and machinery that you master.

Course Overview

Term 1
In Term 1, you will start learning about power tools. Your projects will be based around the usage of these machines whether hand held or fixed.
You will then start thinking about what type of Garden Furniture you would like to design in preparation for construction in Term 2.
You will be following the design process of research through to final product as you progress through this course.

Term 2
In Term 2, you will start to construct your own garden furniture. This is tied in with the US12932. This standard is evidence based.

Term 3
The idea of this course is that it prepares you for a career outside school. This ties in with the BCATS Industries unit standard. So in this term, you will be continuing with your project but will also be gaining a wider understanding of the relevance of the skills that you will be acquiring.

Term 4
Term 4 is really concerned with completing projects. Should you be ahead of the game, you will be tasked with further projects to expand your skills and knowledge.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 2, Technology - Hangarau


NCEA L3 Construction

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Heavy Truck Driver, Medical Physicist, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Glazier, Automotive Refinisher, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Metal Worker, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Bus Driver, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Textile Process Operator, Carpenter, Carpet Cleaner, Flooring Installer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Painter and Decorator, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Curator, Visual Merchandiser, Workplace Relations Adviser, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Environmental Engineer, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Plastics Worker, Ranger, Forestry and Logging Worker, Furniture Finisher, Landscape Architect, Glass Processor, Health and Safety Adviser, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner, Locksmith, Train Driver, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Plastics Technician, Project Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Recycler/Dismantler, Roading Construction Worker, Roadmarker, Roofer, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Valuer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Fire Engineer, Facilities Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 clearfile, notebook, pencil and eraser

Assessment Information The unit standards taken on this course are all Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) standards.
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