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We would like to advise that the School Cross Country has been postponed. It will now be on Friday unless advised otherwise.

Building Construction and Allied Trade Skills (BCATS)


Students who participate in the BConstructive programme can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as: carpentry, construction, plumbing, drain laying, roofing, gas fitting, painting and decorating, infrastructure, flooring, joinery and furniture making. The programme also provides a good base for students who would like to enter other related areas of the construction industry such as architecture, quantity surveying and estimating.



BConstructive is a hands-on subject. It is an innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programme for students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to springboard into any career in the construction industry.

  • The safe and correct use of hand tools to produce a range of projects
  • Reading and interpreting plans and working models for the construction of various projects
  • The construction of garden furniture and basic construction equipment using a range of joining methods
  • Workshop safety
  • Timber, fastenings and adhesives


Year 11 BCATS    (11BCT)

Students complete five topics (standards) that count for 19 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.


  • 24352  Completion of Assessment Record Sheet, using 5 items of PPE  (2 credits)


  • 24355  Completion of the Assessment Record Sheet for materials  (4 credits)


  • 24356  An appropriate and completed project.
  • Project documentation in the form of the Assessment Record sheet verified by the assessor, that shows the learner’s application of the required workshop processes (8 credits)


  • 25919  Completion of worksheet.
  • Completion of the assessor observation sheet. Completion of a BCATS project  (2 credits)

 Timber Joints

  • 25920  Completion of the worksheet.
  • Completion of the assessor observation sheet and completion of a BCATS project  (3 credits)


Year 12 BCATS    (12BCT)

Students complete four topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.


  • 24354  Completion of worksheet.  Completion of Assessor Observation Sheet  (4 credits)

Plan & Monitor

  • 24358  Completion of the project.  Completion of the Project Plan Assessment Record Sheet  (2 credits)  

Hand Tools

  • 12927  Completion of the worksheet.  Completing 3 construction projects and recording how students selected, used and maintained hand tools.  The optional tool list can be used to provide supplementary evidence  (6 credits)

 Outdoor Furniture & Contstruction Equipment

  • 12932  Completion of a cutting list for each project. Completion of an Assessor Observation sheet covering both projects.
  • Completion of two (2) practical projects:
    • One piece of garden furniture AND One piece of basic construction equipment  (8 credits)


Year 13 BCATS    (13BCT)

Students complete two topics (standards) that count for 15 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.


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