Progression in Construction

Level 2

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Available from September 2021

Qualifications and titles are in development and subject to change.

The Progression in Construction has been developed for individuals working in or intending to work in, the construction sector. It is aimed at learners who have achieved their Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment but do not yet have an apprenticeship. This qualification will enable learners to go on to study other Level 2 or 3 construction courses relevant to their choice of trade.

It is suitable for:

  • learners aged 16+ currently working in or intending to work in the construction industry
  • learners who have achieved the Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment qualification but do not yet have an employer to continue to an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements for this qualification include learners having achieved their Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment, and are working towards their Level 2 in Essential Skills English and Maths (or equivalent).

Note: As part of the consultation process, discussions are underway to understand whether there will be recognised prior learning for learners to use the Progression qualification as an entry point.

Learners choose a trade specialism in the construction sector and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding for that trade, as contained in the National Occupational Standards.

Learners will spend the majority of their time on their one chosen trade unit.

Note: As the consultation process and qualification design progresses the titling of the trade units are subject to change:

Trade units:

  • Bricklaying
  • Architectural Joinery
  • Site Carpentry
  • Timber Frame Erection
  • Painting and decorating
  • Solid Plastering
  • Roof Slater and Tiler
  • Dry Lining – Fixing
  • Construction Operations – General Construction.

Learners will also complete three ‘core’ units which cover:

  • employment
  • employability skills; and
  • general construction practices.

The qualification is aimed at furthering learners’ skills prior to starting an apprenticeship.

The qualification is 540 Guided Learning Hours. Learners can complete this qualification on a full-time one-year basis.

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete:

  • one externally set, externally marked multiple-choice test.
  • one externally set, internally marked project covering their chosen trade area
  • one externally set, internally marked oral discussion.

On completion, the qualification will provide learners with the knowledge to progress in to:

  • Construction Level 3 Two-year (trade area) – City & Guilds
  • Construction Level 3 Three-year (trade area) – City & Guilds
  • Employment in a construction-related area.
This page was last updated on 16/03/2020 at 14:47 pm

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