Building and Construction Level 3

Building and Construction Level 3 (Full Year) (L3BLDGF)

Prior Learning: None, open entry (though taking any wood course at Level 1 or 2 would be desirable)
Future Pathways/Subjects: This qualification is for those intending to develop underpinning skills and knowledge which could be transferred to various construction trade sector contexts.
This is a NON-WORKSHOP BASED COURSE i.e all standards are assessed with practical work being building/construction projects undertaken around the school (or for nearby stakeholders).
The purpose of the qualification is to recognise knowledge and skills required for entry into a wide range of construction trades. Candidates will have experience of a variety of construction related tasks based around Level 3 construction projects.
By studying and completing this course students will be able to demonstrate that they; know policies and carry out side procedures, including safety and induction for a relevant construction environment; select and use a broad range of construction materials to complete projects; interpret and use plans, working drawings and specifications to complete projects; perform measurements and calculations to complete projects; select and use a range of tools and equipment, including machinery, to complete projects; plan, carry out, and manage to complete projects; demonstrate a broad range of knowledge related to: construction tools, materials and processes. Level 3 Building and Construction projects: construction and building projects done under supervision by the teacher e.g. fences, hanging gates, outdoor seating and benches, basic structures.

Standard Number Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
29680 3 5   Communicate and work collaboratively  in a Stage 3 BCATSproject Assignment  
29681 3 3   Measure and calculate for a Stage 3 BCATS project Assignment  
29684 3 12   Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project Assignment


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.

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