Building and Construction

Year 13

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain an insight into the building industry. They will learn basic carpentry skills and knowledge through completing small construction projects.


This practical based course, developed in consultation with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is designed to give students an introduction to the following areas of carpentry.

  • Sketching and drawing for construction projects
  • Identify, select, use and maintain hand tools used for construction
  • Identify, select, use and maintain portable power tools under supervision
  • Construct timber garden furniture and items of basic construction
  • Construct a non-consent timber framed utility building (group project)

Students will apply learnt knowledge to construct personal projects and then work as a group to construct a small building project.