Materials Technology is a Unit Standards course with units being chosen from industry related courses. Each year builds on the experiences gained from the previous year, so that students increase both their personal skills and acquire the ability to plan and take charge of projects. If Materials Technology were not taken as an option at year 10 then it would be more difficult to cope with the course at year 11.
The programme at Level 1 leads to the BCATS entry level certificate and at Level 2 the advanced. These certificates could assist in gaining entry to higher level courses or finding a job in a trade.