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This two-year T Level focuses on Design, Surveying and Planning in the construction and built environment sectors. It has been designed with employers to teach you core content knowledge and skills related to construction, design, surveying and planning, allowing you to progress to highly skilled employment.
Across both years you will study core content. These modules include:
Roughly 75% of your learning will be theory-based and this will develop your skills in research, problem solving, solution-development, communication and collaboration. Your English, Maths and Digital skills will be important too, especially in this digital age. In one week you could produce sketches and drawings on industry-standard software, the next you could work in a group to produce a tender; then you might complete research for a mock court case; and then collect dimensional information from a site visit.
The T Level will include a minimum of 315 hours of learning on work experience placement. Our Industrial Placement Officers will help you link-up with an employer and complete work experience relevant to your interests.
The T Level Technical Qualification in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning has two mandatory components:
1. Core Component
This component covers the underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills that support threshold competence in the Construction industry. It has 600 GLH and is assessed by two externally set Core Examinations and an Employer Set Project.
2. Occupational Specialist Components
There are two Occupational Specialist Components in this qualification, each of which has 600 GLH:
1. Surveying and design for construction and the built environment
2. Civil engineering
Students undertaking the T Level Technical Qualification in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning will be able to choose one of the two Occupational Specialisms to complete as part of their T Level Technical Qualification.
These components cover the occupational specialist knowledge and skills required to demonstrate threshold competence for the specialism. Each Occupational Specialism will be assessed by a skills-related project that synoptically assesses the performance outcome skills and associated underpinning knowledge.
As we recognise that every learner has a different background, we will hold a professional discussion with you at interview. This will help us assess your suitability for the course.
You may also have completed a Level 2 Diploma in relevant subjects.
You are likely to be someone who:
If you don't meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house one year T Level Transition course. This will help prepare you for the T Level in the subsequent year.
Year 1: You will be assessed on the core subject knowledge area by completing:
Year 2: You will complete an end of year project based on the occupational specialist pathway.
As a technical qualification will gain a T Level in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning. It is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the construction sector, with a focus on Surveying and Design.
Completing the T Level will allow a route into industry where you can further develop your skills and knowledge.
Job roles that this qualification will help you work towards could include: