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WJEC Vocational Award Constructing the Built Environment Lvl 1/2

Author(s): Howard Davies

awarding body: WJEC

level: Level 1/2

isbn: 978-1-912820-16-0

subject: Construction and Engineering

Pages: 192 pp



"The book is really good visually, it gives a good understanding of Construction terminology within the built environment for all levels and disciplines." 5 star Amazon review

Written by an experienced Construction professional, this resource is designed to be accessible and practical. The comprehensive coverage of new specification requirements for England will support students through their course.

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Suitable for Level 1 and 2 students, the depth of coverage, language and design of the book has been carefully tailored to their learning needs

Each unit is made relevant and purposeful through applied learning in a vocational context

A dedicated assessment section helps students thoroughly prepare for both their non-exam assessment and exams

Click here to download the flagged forms, checklists and activities from the student book.


How to use this book

Unit 1: Safety and security in construction 

LO1 Know health and safety legal requirements for working in the construction industry

LO2 Understand risks to health and safety in different situations

LO3 Understand how to minimise risks to health and safety

LO4 Know how risks to security are minimised in construction

Unit 2: Developing Construction Projects

LO1 Be able to interpret technical information

LO2 Know preparation requirements for construction tasks

LO3 Be able to use construction processes in completion of construction tasks

Unit 3: Planning construction projects

LO1 Know job roles involved in realising construction and built environment projects

LO2 Understand how built environment development projects are realised

LO3 Be able to plan built environment development projects

Assessment guidance


About the author:

Howard Davies is a fellow of the CIOB, is Principal Examiner for a major awarding body and draws on his experience as an award-winning chartered construction manager. As a social entrepreneur Howard leads a volunteer construction training unit whilst delivering projects for a global construction company.

About the Consultant Editor:

Steve Jones has worked in the Construction industry for over forty years, starting his career as a bricklayer and progressing to Senior Projects Manager, responsible for multi-million-pound projects. He now teaches at Coleg y Cymoedd. In 2009 he worked with a small team to set up the Construction qualifications for a major awarding body and has been a Chief Examiner since 2012.