Technicals in Constructing the Built Environment (6720)

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2022

Important update 2022
The 601/7245/9 Level 2 Technical Award in Constructing and Maintaining the Built Environment (6720-21) is closing for registrations on the 31st July 2022, and will be replaced by the 610/0657/9 Level 2 Technical Award in Constructing and Maintaining the Built Environment (6720-24), which has been approved by the DfE for the 2024 Key Stage 4 performance tables.  Please ensure new starts for September 2022 are registered on the new qualification.  Some changes have been made to the assessment strategy, please refer to the 6720-24 Qualification Handbook in the documents section.

The Level 2 Technical Award in Constructing and Maintaining the Built Environment allows learners to gain theoretical knowledge and a small number of technical skills related to the built environment sector, not usually acquired through general education.  

This qualification allows you to explore the construction 
and built environment industry.  If you enjoy practical, hands-on tasks but also want to discover how buildings are constructed and what happens when they require repair, maintenance or refurbishment then this qualification is for you.

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This qualification is aimed at learners aged 14 – 16 in Key stage 4.


Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Award in Constructing and Maintaining the Built Environment will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. Compulsory topics include: 

  • Working in the Built Environment
  • Construction methods and materials
  • Maintenance, repair and refurbishment of buildings
  • Using tools to construct and maintain buildings

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?
Your understanding and skills can be developed further through progression to other qualifications, such as A 
levels or specific to a sector, including: 
  • T Level Technical Qualification in Construction: On-site Construction (Level 3) (delivered by City & Guilds)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificates in Architectural Joinery/Bricklaying/Painting and Decorating/Plastering/Site Carpentry 
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technicals in Architectural Joinery/Bricklaying/Painting and Decorating/Plastering/Site Carpentry 
You will also find your understanding and skills useful to progress to an apprenticeship related to construction or building services engineering.
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 Technical Award in Constructing and Maintaining the Built Environment (6720-21)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2022
Closed for registrations

Level 2 Technical Award in Constructing and Maintaining the Built Environment

  • Accreditation No: 601/7245/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 - 120 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 160 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 4 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £62.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Technical Award in Designing and Planning the Built Environment (6720-22)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2021
Closed for registrations

Level 2 Technical Award in Designing and Planning the Built Environment

  • Accreditation No: 601/7246/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 - 120 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 160 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 4 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Technical Award in Constructing and Maintaining the Built Environment (6720-24)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Technical Award in Constructing and Maintaining the Built Environment

  • Accreditation No: 610/0657/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical Award This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 4 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Constructing the Built Environment (6720-34)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2020
Closed for registrations

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Constructing the Built Environment

  • Accreditation No: 601/4510/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 600 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (540) (6720-35)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2020
Closed for registrations

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (Construction) (540)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4509/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 900 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (Design and Planning) (540)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4509/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 900 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (6720-36)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2020
Closed for registrations

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) (720)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4508/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 1200 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (Construction) (720)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4508/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 1200 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (Design and Planning) (720)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4508/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 1200 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (6720-37)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2020
Closed for registrations

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) (1080)

  • Accreditation No: 601/5640/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1080 - 1080 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 1800 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £138.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (Construction) (1080)

  • Accreditation No: 601/5640/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1080 - 1080 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 1800 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment (Design and Planning) (1080)

  • Accreditation No: 601/5640/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1080 - 1080 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 1800 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

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Level 2

6720-21 and 6720-22

Assessment materials

Synoptic assignment

Theory exam

Level 3

Assessment materials

Synoptic assignment

TAG Assessment Support Materials

Theory exam

Past papers

2018

Report

Samples