Building and Construction Level 2

Building and Construction Level 2 (Full Year) (L2BLDGF)

Prior Learning: Taking the Level 1 Tech Wood course, L1TEWOF
Future Pathways/Subjects: L3BLDGF or L3WOODF
This course is designed for students wanting to focus on building and construction trade – specific skills. It covers: knowing workshop policies and workshop procedures including safety; knowing properties of and use of common construction materials; performing measurements and calculations; selecting and using a range of tools and equipment to complete Level 2 BCATS projects; planning and carrying out the construction of Level 2 BCATS projects; and completing projects such as an Adirondack Chair and construction equipment such as a saw-stool or small step ladder.
This course cannot be taken with the L2WOODF.


Standard Number Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
12932 2 8   Construct timber garden furniture and items of basic  construction equipment as a BCATS project Practical 1
24354 2 4   Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe  working practices in a BCATS environment Assignment 1
12927 2 6   Identify, select, maintain,  and use  hand  tools for BCATS projects Assignment 1



Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects at Level 1. It shows the progress to achieving a formal Vocational Pathways Award.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries