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T Level

Construction Design, Surveying & Planning T Level

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
2 years
Level 3

The T Level qualification has been designed by a panel of employers, professional bodies, and education specialists. The purpose of the Level 3 Technical qualification is to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills to progress into skilled employment or higher-level training relevant to the T Level.

This qualification is a combination of classroom theory, practical learning, and industry placement (work experience) with an employer.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSE subjects at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Sciences.

What will I study?

The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components:

Core Content

The core content focuses on the students’ knowledge and understanding relevant to design, surveying and planning within the construction industry. The breadth of the content will ensure students are able to apply their skills in a variety of contexts and purposes, relating to employment in the occupations linked to the qualification. Topics will include:

  • 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

Occupational Specialisms
Although there are four specialisms available in this T Level we only offer the Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment route, as this offers the broadest range of skills and progression opportunities.

Industry placement

The industry placement allows students to develop their occupational specialism skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment, such as effective planning, working with others, health & safety and promoting equality and diversity.

Method of delivery

This programme will be delivered in our modern workshops and classrooms, using our fantastic industry standard equipment. We will be focusing on developing your practical skills, underpinning knowledge and professional behaviours ready for assessment. All assessments will be carried out in accordance with awarding body guidelines. To prepare you prior to your assessments, we will build up your skills, knowledge and behaviours to give you the best chance of achieving your potential. We will sequence the curriculum deliver to meet industry needs and work with you through each step to build your confidence. You will be participating in an industry placement throughout your programme.

How will I be assessed?

Year One

  • Core 1 – written exam
  • Core 2 – written exam
  • Employer set projects
  • Assignments

Year Two

  • Occupational Specialism
  • Assignments

Successful completion of 315 hours industry placement over two academic years.

Your next steps

You may progress into employment, an apprenticeship, higher apprenticeship or higher-level of study, including university.


What UCAS points do T Levels carry?

What UCAS points do T Levels carry?

UCAS tariff points were allocated to T Levels in 2019, with the top T Level grade equal to achieving 3 A* at A Level. Points have been allocated to the overall T Level grade, and students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.

What can I do after I complete my T Level course?

What can I do after I complete my T Level course?

These courses are designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for employment in the relevant industry. Alternatively, you can progress to university to study further or you could apply to study an apprenticeship.

Do I have to find my own work placement?

Do I have to find my own work placement?

We have a Work Placement team based at the College who will arrange this for you with participating employers, ensuring you can gain the knowledge you need.

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