Makoura College offers a range of Building Tech courses for students in Years 11 - 13. These courses are offered as a full year option in three levels and are designed to give students real world experience in the building and construction industry.
At Levels 1 and 2, students work towards these two qualifications; BCATS Level 1 and BCATS Level 2. They are innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programmes. Learn more>
At Level 3, students' studies are based on first year building apprenticeship work in association with the BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation).
What you will learn
Level 1's course is aimed at Year 11 students. There are no prerequisites but an interest in woodwork/building is an advantage. At Level 1, a student can achieve 20 credits, plus there are opportunities to obtain credits at level 2.
Level 2's course is aimed at Year 12 students. There are no prerequisites but having done the Level 1 course is a big advantage. At Level 2, a student can achieve a further more 24 credits.
Level 3's course is aimed at Year 13 students. The practical component involves building a transportable house at school and experience at level 2 is a big advantage. The students are expected to complete the BCITO Level 3 Gateway package for their written work.
Students who have the right attitude and who are motivated could pursue a pathway into an industry apprenticeship.
Watch this 'Get Real' video series ... then visit the website getreal.co.nz to learn more about how to get an apprenticeship.
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