BTEC Level 2

Welcome to the Tunnelworks BTEC Level 2 area.

Here you'll find one lesson, complete with interactive online content, student worksheet and a detailed lesson plan. The lesson challenges students to solve a realistic engineering problem to help design, build or operate the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

After that, you can ‘dig deeper’ with follow-up ideas for more able students.

Finally, a CREST gold project is outlined, if you wish to connect your work to this well regarded science award scheme.

Content
For Level 2, students apply their knowledge and understanding of personal, protective equipment (PPE), consider a realistic scenario for visitors to a busy engineering construction site and maintenance workshop and identify appropriate PPE.

CREST Gold Award
Research project: students research the science that helps us understand why the number of sewage discharges into the River Thames has increased over time and the effect these have on river wildlife and the environment. They will discover what people think about the River Thames and create a communications activity to explain the science behind the project.

Introducing the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Watch the video to find out why we need to clean up the River Thames.

BTEC Level 2

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Screen 1: The Thames Tideway Tunnel will help protect the River Thames from increasing pollution for at least the next 100 years.

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Screen 2: All staff and any visitors to the site will need to be safe.

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Screen 3: Read your task above.

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Screen 4: Play the video to find out how a site will operate. (Note: No Sound)

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Screen 5: Look at this image of the typical machinery and equipment in a workshop and identify potential hazards.

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Screen 6: Hover over the hotspots to reveal what is happening on site.

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Screen 7: Look at these photos of PPE. What will you choose to go on site?

BTEC Level 3

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Screen 1: The Thames Tideway Tunnel will help protect the River Thames from increasing pollution for at least the next 100 years.

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Screen 2: All staff and any visitors to the site will need to be safe.

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Screen 3: Read your task above.

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Screen 4: Play the video to find out how a site will operate. (Note: No Sound)

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Screen 5: Look at this image of the typical machinery and equipment in a workshop and identify potential hazards.

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Screen 6: Hover over the hotspots to reveal what is happening on site.

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Screen 7: Look at these photos of PPE. What will you choose to go on site?

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Screen 8: Review this sample risk assessment and explore how risk is calculated.

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Screen 9: How does this 5x5 matrix helps us understand risk values?