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Road construction operatives

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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

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


Two year course


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

Students can choose to specialise in to different occupational specialisms. This will ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to support their development once in work (including an apprenticeship.) Occupational specialisms with this T Level include:

  • Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Services Design
  • Hazardous Materials Analysis and Surveying

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.

What could it lead to?

Students completing this course may progress into employment, an apprenticeship or higher level of study, including university.

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