Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Building and Construction

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960510

Recommended Prior Learning

L2 Bcon or Mtec advantageous

The Level 3 BCON course will undertake one complex, involved and self -managed project over the whole school year. 

During the course, there are also 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. This course is advantageous for those wanting to enter the trades.

Learners will:

Three Unit Standards below (with a maximum of 19 Level 3 credits available) 

Tools Equipment & Machinery, 

Measure & Calculate, 

Undertake A Stage 3 BCATS Project. A Stage 3 BCATS project is one undertaken in a BCATS environment under limited supervision, using a broad range of tools, equipment, machinery and materials, and involving a range of standard processes. 

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Manager, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Furniture Finisher, Joiner

Course Costs and Equipment

$ 160 to cover cost of construction materials. Learners will need to purchase a set of Builders pencils, pens and pencil case.


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