Building Construction & Allied Trade Skills
If you would like a vocation in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector based around trades, then this is the course for you.
It is an industry based pathway that will introduce and develop skill and knowledge that are used in various fields of the building and construction industry. The course is open to, and would be of significant benefit to, any student in the senior school that has a desire to pursue work experience or an apprenticeship within this vocational sector. It forms part of the BConstructive programme, designed specifically to provide a progressive pathway for secondary school students to integrate into a wide range of trade-related occupations. The design and content of the BCATS qualification is the result of extensive national consultation with secondary schools and Tertiary Education Organisations.
Year 11 Building Construction & Allied Trade Skills (BCATS) NCEA Level 1
This course leads towards meeting the requirement for the BCATS qualification. It uses BCATS unit standards to gain credits at Level 1 and can lead towards National Certificates. Assessment is carried out through both internal assessment and external moderation. The scope of the course covers:
- safe working
- workshop processes
- hand tools
- jointing, hardware and fixings systems
- completing practice tasks
Prerequisite: No prior knowledge is required Recoveries: $60.
Year 12 Trades NCEA Level 2
This course builds on the Level 1 course which leads towards meeting the requirement for the BCATS qualification. It uses BCATS unit standards. Assessment is carried out through both internal assessment and external moderation. The scope of the course covers:
- an extension of Level 1 content material
- theoretical and practical learning involved in a selection of trades of your choice.
Prerequisite: Completion of the Level 1 course is advantageous but not essential. Recoveries: $80.00.