Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate Construction and the Built Environment


You will learn about the fundamentals of Construction and the Built Environment involved in today’s construction industries. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for employment and further education in industries.

Course type

Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including two A*-D grades in Mathematics and one other relevant subject, plus a good school reference and an interest in Construction and the Built Environment.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • the structure of the Construction industry
  • health, safety and welfare in Construction
  • sustainability in the Construction industry
  • building services and techniques in Construction
  • construction methods, processes and operations for low-rise domestic buildings
  • construction drawing techniques
  • use of Science and Mathematics in Construction

On the course you will:

  • develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Construction
  • acquire practical skills in technical drawing
  • enhance your Numeracy skills and techniques

Method of assessment

You will be assessed by an externally set exam and internally assessed coursework.
What will I be able to progress to?

You will be able to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, before applying to university or going into employment. You will be prepared to enter technology-related employment in the Construction industry.

Other information

Students on a Level 2 Extended Certificate will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade D or below at GCSE. Students with Grade C and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.