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T Level Construction (Design, surveying and planning for construction)

Course Name 
T Level Construction (Design, surveying and planning for construction)Available for applications
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Pearson BTEC
Offering Code TLL3CON1F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
Course Overview

This T Levels qualifications follows GCSE study and is equivalent to three A Levels. The programme includes a Technical Qualification and an industry placement of 315 hours with an employer to make sure you have authentic experience in the workplace.

The qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers, so the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work. It will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to skilled employment,
an apprenticeship or higher-level study

The construction industry is of global importance and worth £90 billion annually in the UK. The impact that the construction industry has on daily life is diverse, from domestic building, maintenance and the provision of key building services, to large projects in civil engineering, providing essential public infrastructure in the form of roads, schools, and hospitals.

All careers in construction require good communication skills, time management, a strong customer focus and the ability to work both in teams and with other trades. The skills learned for craft trades lead not only to a rewarding career but can also be used as a foundation from which to progress to advanced craft, technician, supervisory or management occupations, where established professional development routes and occupational standards exist.

Levels will combine classroom theory and practical learning, and are made up of the following:
This T level study programme for Construction is the introduction of career ready education for the Construction curriculum.

This T level will combine classroom theory, practical learning, and a minimum 315 hours of industry placement with an employer to make sure a real experience of the workplace is achieved.
The purpose of the Level 3 Technical qualification is to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to progress into skilled employment technical or professional roles within the sector or to higher-level training.

This T level programme includes learning that relates to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 8:  Decent work and economic growth
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

What you will Study

The core content will focus learning around the following areas

• Health & Safety
• Design Principles and Procedures
• Science with Building Technology
• Management
• Measurement
• Commercial Business and Law.

You then select your desired occupational specialism and the further study is carried out to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for this area.

These include:

• Surveying & Design for Construction and the Built Environment
• Civil Engineering
• Building Services Design.

During your placement you will gain experience of working for an established and successful company. You will work with a supportive, motivated and focused team, gaining real experience of working on client projects. You will put your classroom learning into practice, developing the technical skills that will help you become more employable.

How you will Learn Engaging with specialist tutors, support staff and work placements co-ordinators, you will spend 80% of your time at college and also complete an industry placement of at least 45 days. This will provide the much-needed real-world experience needed to succeed in this industry. more employable.
Course Structure

Year 1

Classroom based: 70%
Practical work: 10%
Work placement: 20%

Year 2

Classroom based: 70%
Practical work: 20%
Work placement: 10%

How you will be Assessed

You will be assessed by two externally set exams covering knowledge from the building services engineering common core components, and completion of an employer set project.

In year 2, you will complete an Occupational Specialism Assignment.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs grades 9 – 6 including English, maths and science.
Attendance Expectations Attendance is expected to be over four days per week at college. Commencing mid-year there will also be the expectation to attend work placement one day per week.
Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

Additional Course Costs A residential trip has been planned for the end of the first year of study. The estimated cost of this is £250.00.
Further Study

Upon successful completion progression can be to an apprenticeship. This can be sideways to Level 3 Construction Apprenticeships to develop and gain certification of their occupational competence, or they could progress to higher level Apprenticeships such as Level 4: Construction Site Engineering Technician, Construction Quantity Surveying Technician, Construction Design and Build Technician, Building Services Engineering Technician, Construction Site Supervisor.
Or Level 6: Building Control Surveyor, Building Services Design Engineer, Building Services Engineering Site Management, Chartered Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Site Management, Construction Quantity Surveyor, Construction Site Manager, Design and Construction Management, Architectural Assistant.

For those who prefer a more academic route, they could progress to relevant Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes or construction degree programmes such as Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Surveying, Building Services Engineering, Construction Design and Architecture.

Career Opportunities

This Technical Qualification and the pathways offered at the College is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the construction sector, with a focus on Surveying and Design, Civil Engineering, or Building Services Design.

Job roles could include:

• Surveying Technician
• Civil Engineering Design Technician
• Civil Engineering Technician
• Building Services Engineering Design Technician
• Architectural Technician
• Construction Design Coordinator.

How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form or apply online at

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

For further details, please contact John Evans by email  by email   

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Information last amended: 09 October 2023 09:44

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