GCSE Construction and the Built Environment gains @henrygroupni sponsorship

Rainey Endowed School is delighted to be sponsored by Henry Brothers for GCSE Construction and the Built Environment. The course is currently studied in Year 11 and Year 12 by keen and enthusiastic pupils.

The units covered will enable pupils to progress to access potentially hundreds of specialties, making construction a diverse and multi-faceted discipline. It’s no surprise, then, that construction is the UK’s largest industry, employing approximately 2.2 million people. However, despite the enormity of its workforce it faces skills shortages. Current strategies seek to introduce half a million skilled and qualified entrants to the industry, presenting an exciting and lucrative opportunity.


During their studies pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of the construction industry. They will also develop and practise some of the craft, computer aided design (CAD) and technical skills that are widely used in the construction industry. Pupils have opportunities to apply their developing knowledge and skills in relevant, enjoyable and work-related contexts.

Our aim is to prepare pupils for further education, training or employment in the construction industry. It helps them to develop and practise key transferable skills that are important in working life. To further advance learning we look forward to going on a number of site visits to gain a ‘hands on’ insight into the industry.