T-Level Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment

Course Length 2 years
Study Type Full time
Course Cost No fee (16-18) Financial support 19+
Start Date 04/09/2023
Course Code 78629-01
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Course overview

This T Level will offer students a mixture of classroom and workshop-based learning along with ‘on-the-job’ experience.

T Levels are courses for 16 to 18 year olds that follow a trade pathway as an alternative to doing A Levels. They are for young people who prefer a more technical education when they come to College, rather than following a purely academic pathway, or a work-based apprenticeship.

T Levels provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the student’s chosen industry or occupation
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation
  • Relevant Maths, English and digital skills
  • Common workplace skills

Students who achieve a T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate which employers will use as evidence in their recruitment.

The core component will be assessed by two exams and an employer set project. There must be an industry placement with employer agreement that it took place. Students are expected to work towards improving Maths and English which must be referenced on achievement record.

Link to Government T Level - Design, Surveying and Planning for Construcction site.

More about STEM

  • Entry Requirements
    It is preferable that learners have GCSE Maths and English at Level 4 and above plus 2 other GCSEs at the same level.
  • Benefits/Skills

    The T Level Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction is eligible for UCAS points. This allows you to continue your studies within the specialist area of construction design, surveying and planning on degree programmes such as Civil Engineering, Surveying, Construction Management, or Architecture. You could also progress onto a Higher Technical Qualification or Apprenticeship.

  • Who is this course for?

    If you have a passion for Surveying and Planning / Designing construction works this T Level could be the perfect start to your career.

    This Technical Qualification is part of a T Level course and is not available as a stand-alone qualification. It is for post-16 students and is ideal if you are intending to progress directly to employment within the construction design, surveying and planning sector in the role of Building Services Design Technician, to a construction related apprenticeship, or to further studies in construction.

  • Units/Modules

    The topics covered in the T Level include:

    Year one - The core component providing a broad understanding of the construction industry and covering the following topics:

    • Health and Safety
    • Science
    • Design
    • Construction and the built environment industry
    • Sustainability
    • Measurement
    • Building Technology
    • Information and Data
    • Relationship management
    • Digital Technology
    • Project management
    • Law

    Year two Occupational Specialist Component

    • Employer project (450hr work placement in second year)
    • Carrying out surveys
    • Gathering information from surveys
    • Analysing information
    • Producing a design brief
    • Using technical drawings (manual and digital)
  • Careers/Progression

    You will not only learn skills in preparation for your career, but you’ll also be undertaking lots of practical hands-on activities, project and tasks to give you the experience employers are looking for.

    Job roles open to you once you complete your T level could include:

    • Surveying Technician
    • Foundation Degree Building Services
    • Degree Building Services
    • Degree Apprenticeship
  • Assessment Types

    The core component will be assessed by two exams and an employer set project. There must be an industry placement with emplyer agreement that it took place. Students are expected to work towards improving Maths and English which must be referenced on achievement record.

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