Year 12/13 Trades Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Ellis

This is a full year course covered which is done over two lines which is the equivalent of TWO subjects. This course is worth 40 Credits.

Skills covered:
Stage 3 BCATS Project
Level 3 Building, Construction, and Allied Skills (BCATS) Unit Standard Course
The Level 3 Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS) unit standards require students to undertake a ‘Stage 3 BCATS project’ as evidence for assessment.
What is a Stage 3 BCATS Project?
It is one undertaken in a BCATS environment under limited supervision, using a range of tools, equipment, machinery and materials, and involving a range of standard processes.

Depending on the project, ‘undertaken’ could consist of building, constructing, installing, assembling, applying, or any other project activity appropriate to the trade(s) being experienced, or a combination of these activities.

This course qualifies students for a specific role(s) within fields/ areas of work and /or preparation for further study

Who is this subject intended for:
This subject is intended primarily, but not exclusively, for students who are looking at moving into trade training when they leave school. it is expected that students will have some knowledge of working in a practical workshop environment. Strong self management skills and an ability to work in a constructive and positive manner with others.

Students will have the opportunity to pursue the below US.

US 29684 - Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project
US 29677 - Follow safe workplace practices, and contribute to a health and safety culture, in a BCATS environment
US 29678 - Demonstrate knowledge of, select, and use materials for a Stage 3 BCATS project
US 29679 - Develop and use BCATS project documentation for a Stage 3 BCATS project
US 29680 - Communicate and work collaboratively in a Stage 3 BCATS project
US 29681 - Measure and calculate for a Stage 3 BCATS project
US 29682 - Select, use, and maintain tools, equipment and machinery for a Stage 3 BCATS project
US 29683 - Incorporate other building, construction and allied trades into a Stage 3 BCATS project schedule
Where this subject will lead:This subject will lead students into Tertiary trades training, although the practical skills learnt are extremely transferable and will carry through into a number of career and job options.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Material costs reflect the advanced nature of the projects and the costs of the materials involved. However, there are ways in which costs can be kept down and you will need to discuss all of the options with your teacher.

Recommended Prior Learning

What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject:
Above all else, you need to be self-motivated. This is an exciting opportunity for you to get out of this subject as much as you are prepared to put in. You need to be able to work hard, take instruction and carry out practical tasks that are set.

Attendance needs to remain high throughout the year. Due to the high number of credits available, attendance percentage must remain above 80% or your ability to achieve all credits available will be impacted.

If you have not completed at least Lvl 1 MTE you will need to see subject teacher prior to course confirmation.