BConstructive are hands on programmes that lead to two qualifications; BCATS Level1 and BCATS Level2. They are innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programmes for students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to springboard into any career in the construction industry.
The BConstructive programmes are primarily workshop based. Rather than focusing on any one trade the programmes build skills and an understanding of all trades in the construction industry. They also develops literacy, numeracy and communication skills and have close links with the NCEA and the Technology curriculum.
There are two qualifications currently available. These may be offered at senior secondary school or at polytechnics and private training establishments. All of the resources are available on line, free of charge.
The full qualification documents can be viewed on the NZQA website using the link below:
Students who participate in the BConstructive programme can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as: building, construction, plumbing, drainlaying, roofing, gasfitting, painting and decorating, infrastructure, flooring and joinery. The programme also provides a good base for students who would like to enter other related areas of the construction industry such as architecture, quantity surveying and estimating.
The programme complements other schemes such as Gateway, careers and transition programmes, work experience and Young Enterprise.
Overview diagrams of the qualifications showing compulsory and elective components can be found at the link below.
- National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills Level 1 (v3)
- National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills Level 2 (v2)
|Qual Level 2v2.pdf||73.05 KB|
|Qual Level 1v2.pdf||75.04 KB|
|BCATS Level 1v3 2012.pdf||46.75 KB|
|BCATS Level 2v2 Updated 2012.pdf||44.9 KB|