All learners will complete six mandatory core units which holistically cover:
- An introduction to the construction and built environment sectors
- Employment and employability skills
- Health and safety
In addition to these units, learners will complete two trade units to spend additional time learning, which will include planning, performing and evaluating common tasks. The qualification equips learners with a broad, cross-cutting understanding of the sector, enabling them to make informed decisions about their own development. Also see section on available options.
The Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering (level 2) qualification enables learners to begin to develop their:
- Understanding of the buildings and structures that constitute the built environment and how they change, and have changed, over time.
- Understanding of the trades, roles and careers in the construction and built environment sector.
- Understanding of the life cycle of buildings and structures in the built environment and the associated principles and processes at each stage.
- Understanding of social, economic and environmental sustainability as appropriate to construction and the built environment.
- Knowledge of emerging technologies in the construction and built environment sector.
- Employability skills and their understanding of how these are relevant to, and important in, the workplace in the construction and built environment sector.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of working in ways which protect health, safety, well-being and the environment.
- Knowledge, skills and understanding required in planning, performing and evaluating common practical tasks in at least two trades within the construction and built environment sector.