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T-Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction


Type: Full Time

Subject: Construction

Level: 3

Start Date: 04 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

Who is it for

This technical study programme is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.

The course is designed in consultation with employers, professional bodies and higher–education providers to ensure that the content is appropriate for the progression routes identified. Additional content covered for occupational specialisms will also allow you to develop your problem solving skills whilst working to a client brief. You will have the opportunity to design and develop construction projects whilst working in a collaborative environment.

An industry–based work placement is required to run alongside your course, this must be equivalent to at least 45 days and will further reinforce your newly learned skills and offer a true insight into the construction industry.

What will I need

5 GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language, maths and science, or a relevant Level 2 Diploma such as Construction and the Built Environment.

What is covered

You will learn about the following topics:

• Health and safety
• Science
• Measurement
• Building technology
• Information and data
• Digital technology
• Construction mathematical techniques
• Design
• Construction and the built environment industry
• Sustainability
• Relationship management
• Commercial business
• Project management
• Law

You will study utilising learning resources and materials such as:
• schemes of work
• tutor delivery guides
• classroom activities
• blended learning activities (eLearning)
• tutor delivery guides
• home study tasks

How is the course assessed

T Levels are exam–based.

What can this course lead to

Successful completion of this course accrues UCAS points and a number of major UK universities accept T Levels. Please see points achieved by grades below.

T Level Distinction* = 168 UCAS Tariff Points = A*A*A* at A Level
T Level Distinction = 144 UCAS Tariff Points = AAA at A Level
T Level Merit = 120 UCAS Tariff Points = BBB at A Level
T Level Pass (C or above) = 96 UCAS Tariff Points = CCC at A Level
T Level Pass (D or E) = 72 UCAS Tariff Points = DDD at A Level

Due to the high–level academic nature of the T–Level and the considerable industry placement element totalling a minimum of 315 hours, you will also have the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviours to successfully progress directly in to specialist area of design and surveying, or you can progress on to an Apprenticeship or higher level study.

Other details

Your T Level will include an industry placement with an employer to develop the practical and technical skills required for the occupation.
We will support you in finding relevant work placements but you must demonstrate willingness to travel to your work placements.

These will last a minimum of 315 hours (around 45 days). Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a combination of the two.

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