Welcome to BConstructive
BConstructive are hands on programmes that lead to two qualifications: the National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS) at Levels 1 and 2. They are innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programmes for students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to springboard into any career in the construction industry.
Rather than focusing on any one trade, BCATS programmes build skills and an understanding of all trades in the construction industry. They also develop literacy, numeracy and communication skills and have close links with the NCEA and the Technology curriculum.
Students who participate in the BConstructive programme can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as: carpentry, brick and blocklaying, painting and decorating, flooring, joinery, plumbing and gasfitting, frame and truss, aluminium joinery, and so on.
The full qualification documents can be viewed on the NZQA website.
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.