Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Construction and the Built Environment


Study Programme


BTEC Level 2 Certificate

Course Start:


Course Length:

1 year


North Street Campus

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Please note we are not yet taking applications for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Course overview

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment course aims to provide an understanding of the construction industry. This includes construction technology, scientific and mathematical applications for construction, construction and design, construction processes and operations and construction drawing techniques. 

Our study programmes include a vocational qualification, English and maths, work experience and employability skills.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto an apprenticeship if you secure employment in the industry.

Find out more about careers in the construction industry. 

Course content

On this Construction and the Built Environment BTEC course, you will study:

  • The underpinning mathematics and science related to construction
  • The design of construction and how to communicate your design in drawings and specifications
  • Specialist skills related to construction to suit your chosen career path

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will continue learning English and maths throughout your course. 

Entry requirements

This qualification requires 5 GCSEs, including English and Maths at grade 3, and 3 other subjects with an average grade 3.

If you’re interested in this course but don’t have these grades, please still get in touch as we can offer you support to achieve Maths and English qualifications.

To speak with an adviser, please call 0113 222 6002.

What can I do after this course?

After completing this course there are a number of options available; depending on your final grade you could move onto a Level 3 course. After the Level 3 a higher education course including a HNC/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university, or you could seek employment.

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