Level 3 Product Technology for the Trades

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hales

Recommended Prior Learning

L2 PDT Trades course is a requirement. Experience in other L2 Technology courses may be considered.

This Unit Standards course is aimed at students that intend to pursue career pathways in building, construction and allied trades. You will study building industry training organisation (BCITO) content. 

Written components are compiled by the building industry, being the pre-apprenticeship knowledge they seek in recruits. 

Key skills are reading and working from dimensioned drawings, working accurately and care and attention to detail at all stages of manufacture. 

A minimum of two projects is required. These must be completed to the expected standard and within the specified tolerance of the project. Whilst there are vital written components of the course, most work is workshop based.

This course is not a design course, you will be building projects specified by the training organisation.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Product Assembler, Arborist, Army Soldier, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Bank Worker, Cafe Worker, Beauty Therapist, Butcher, Dairy Processing Operator, Buyer, Line Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Telecommunications Engineer, Jeweller, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Foreign Policy Officer, Electronics Trades Worker, Economist, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Environmental Engineer, Marine Engineer, Service Station Attendant, Gardener, Groundsperson, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Nursery Grower/Worker, Packhouse Worker, Saw Doctor, Signmaker, Travel Agent/Adviser, Orchard Farmer/Manager, Survey Technician, Aircraft Loader, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Auctioneer, Glazier, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Biotechnologist, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Property Manager, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Cabinet Maker, Surveyor, Caretaker, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cleaner, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Mine/Quarry Manager, Painter and Decorator, Concrete Worker, Conservator, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Street/Park Cleaner, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Electrician, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Ranger, Furniture Finisher, Pest Control Technician, Game Developer, Landscaper, Health and Safety Inspector, Glass Processor, Joiner, Locksmith, Project Manager, Recycler/Dismantler, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Window Cleaner, Intelligence Officer, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Fire Engineer, Facilities Manager