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The Department of Construction at The Bridge Education Centre strives for the highest possible standards of success for our diverse disciplines, fostering critical and creative thinking, effective communication, problem solving, learning community engagement, and team working, while maintaining a safe, inclusive, and diverse environment for our students, department, and staff.


The Construction Department will be widely recognized for the quality, accessibility, and academic rigor of its educational and extra-curricular programs, as well as its broad access for our students.


The Construction Department insures the quality of its output through the nurture of our students, developing positive relationships and the focusing of partnerships and resources.


Construction and the associated trades enhance the life, imagination and education of our young adults. We support vocational skills among our students, who excel in the fields of Construction, becoming great problem solvers in one of the largest industries in the UK. YouGov research shows that 62% of larger companies recruit people with BTEC's. The knowledge gained in the classroom is a real life skill that we deliver with the intended path of that being able to start an apprenticeship, further education, construction career or any future requirements where there is a need for Construction or a hands on trades skill.


Skills learnt within Construction includes a vast degree of design and planning skills. We are very proud to deliver real trade skills, such as electrical installation, carpentry, plastering, painting and decorating and household maintenance. We are proud to be the only school in Hampshire to offer a CSCS course where students are able to advance their value to colleges and employers. Students are able to attain a green Labourers card that is a prerequisite to working on most Construction sites in the UK or being hired by construction hiring agencies. The courses delivered here have had a positive impression on colleges when students have been interviewed for Construction pathways such as BTEC college courses. The intention is to teach the students skills to not just increase their confidence, further education potential, but to also give them the ability to progress within any of these areas in their future careers.


Our program of learning teaches creative and critical thinking alongside comprehensive communication skills. The Department of Construction is poised for greatness, not simply responding to existing needs but charting a progressive course for our students as we adapt the learning to new technologies and employer requirements. As the number of students at The Bridge Education Centre is small when compared to other schools in Hampshire, it means we can deliver a course that is suited to the student’s own strengths, aspirations and interests.



KS4 Courses


Year 10

BTEC Construction Level 1 Award

Core units:

Unit A2: Developing A Personal Progression Plan

Unit CON7: Making carpentry joints


Year 11

BTEC Construction Level 1 (Award or Certificate Level) 

Core Units:

Unit A1: Being organised

Unit CON12: Making An Electrical Circuit

Unit CON10: Making minor repairs in a house


CSCS qualification - green card 


  1. CSCS Course: Health and safety in the Construction environment coursework

  2. CSCS test at an exam centre


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