Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Building and Construction

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960510

Recommended Prior Learning

L1 BCON advantageous

A Building, Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) work based learning program for learners to gain theoretical and practical skills in the Building and Construction fields. Learners undertake three Unit standards (with a maximum of 16 credits) and learn to safely use hand, power and fixed machinery tools throughout the course. Theory components to this course furnish learners with a solid technical understanding to back up practical experience. Standards undertaken are: Safe Workplace Practice, Hand tools, Portable Power Tools. During the course, there are skills in communication, literacy, maths, quality standards, workshop procedures, freehand sketching, job specifications, health and safety. * Please note this is a Unit Standard course resulting in Achieved or Not Achieved grades.

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Materials Technology

Career Pathways

Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Brick and Blocklayer, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Mine/Quarry Manager, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Crane Operator, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Glass Processor, Project Manager, Recycler/Dismantler, Roading Construction Worker

Course Costs and Equipment

$150 to cover the cost of construction materials. Learners will need to purchase a set of Builders pencils, pens


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.