Ysgol Greenhill School
Edexcel, BTEC level 2 extended in construction
2012 – 2013
What is a BTEC First Award?
A BTEC First Award is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.
On successful completion of a BTEC First qualification, you can progress to employment and/or
continue your study in the same, or related vocational area.
What is the course structure?
The course is made up of a combination of units that will achieve credits.
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate – 15 credits
The 15-credit BTEC Level 2 Certificate offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 2 Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCSE.
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate – 30 credits
The 30-credit BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate extends the specialist work-related focus from the BTEC First Award and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector.
It is broadly equivalent to two GCSEs.
What subjects will you study?
The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 extended Certificate in construction is a 30-credit and a 180-guidedlearning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of:
• 2 mandatory units (10 credits) You will study the units outlined below with a
• 4 optional units (20 cedits)
• (where at least 16 credits must be at Level 2 or above).
How is the course assessed?
Calculation of the qualification grade
Pass qualification grade
Learners who achieve the minimum eligible credit value specified by the rule of combination will achieve the
qualification at pass grade.
Qualification grades above pass grade...