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T Level Transition Programme to Construction - Design, Surveying & Planning

Full Time

Course Overview

The Transition Programme is an exciting new study programme for 16-19, it will provide you with support in progressing onto and succeeding on your chosen T Level.

Also known as ‘Pre-T Level’, the Transition Programme will be for you if you are not yet ready to start a T Level but have the potential to progress onto one following a preparation programme.

The Transition Programme is one full academic year and may be right for you if you:

  • are keen to progress onto studying a T Level but don’t meet the entry criteria
  • need further support relating to pastoral or personal development needs
  • would benefit from the additional time the Transition Programme provides you to build your knowledge and skills in English and Mathematics

Course Content

As part of your preparation for progression onto the T-Level: Design, Planning & Construction, some of the core content you'll be involved with includes:
- Construction Technology
- Construction and Design
- Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction
- Construction Processes and Operations
- Sustainability in Construction
- Exploring Surveying / Civil Engineering

Entry Requirement

This course is designed for those who want to complete a T Level in Construction, but do not meet the entry requirements.

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths


Assignments: Throughout the year you will complete several practical and theory assessments in your chosen pathway. You will also be set assignments on Microsoft Teams that you can complete in the time that you are allocated for remote learning. 

Course Project: The course project that you will be working on throughout the year will require you meet several nationally set criteria. This is a theory-based project.   

GCSE: The T Level Transition programme is for learners who have a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or/and English. Progression from the Transition course and onto the T-Level will require you to achieve at least grade 4 in these subjects. 

Where does this course lead to

We always want our learners to progress and achieve advanced level construction related qualifications. Towards the end of the year each learner has progression meetings with their lecturer to identify suitable opportunities. This could include:   

T Level in Construction

Successfully completing the Transition course and achieving grades 4 in GCSE English and Maths is the gateway to studying our T Level Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning.

Alternative options 

Completing the course could also lead to entry level employment in the construction  sector or a construction trade. You may find an apprenticeship and return to College on an apprenticeship programme. 

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Course Outline

Course Code: YF25
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Date: 08/09/2023
Duration: 1 Year
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