T Levels are a Level 3 study programmes that will follow the study of GCSEs and Technical Awards at Key Stage 4 and offer an attractive alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships.
T Levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 315 hours of industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace.
The Outline Content for the T Level Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction has been produced by T Level panels of employers, professional bodies and Providers, based on the same standards as those used for Apprenticeships.
During the two-year programme, you will learn the core knowledge and experience that underpins Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction and you will also develop occupationally specific skills that will allow you to enter skilled employment within a specific occupation, an Apprenticeship or higher-level study, including university with a focus on design and surveying.
1. Core Component:
This component covers the underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills that support threshold competence in the Construction industry. Assessed by two externally set Core Examinations and an Employer Set Project.
2. Occupational Specialist Components:
There are four Occupational Specialist Components in this qualification.
1. Surveying and design for construction and the built environment
2. Civil engineering
3. Building services design
4. Hazardous materials analysis and surveying.
Students undertaking the T Level Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction will be able to choose one of the four Occupational Specialisms to complete as part of their T Level Technical Qualification. These components cover the occupational specialist knowledge and skills required to demonstrate threshold competence for the specialism. Each Occupational Specialism will be assessed by a skills-related project that synoptically assesses the performance outcome skills and associated underpinning knowledge.
5 GCSE’s grade 4 or above including mathematics, English and science.
Vocational Tech Award qualification(s) at Level 2 at Merit and above in a relevant subject, e.g. Construction and the Built Environment.
The typical student will likely have:
● A clear idea as to the industry sector they wish to pursue as a career.
● An idea of the type of job role they’d like to explore as a career.
● Taken an active choice not to pursue an Apprenticeship (either due to lack of availability or the wish to remain in full-time education).
You will be interviewed for this course, should be enthusiastic about working in the Construction Industry and able to participate in work experience.
You will be assessed by two externally set Core Examinations and an Employer Set Project.
Synoptic assessment for the Occupational Specialist Component, which is an extended ‘design, development and implementation’ project.
A mandatory part of your course is 315 hours of external work placement.
This is a graded course where you can achieve a triple Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:
Skilled employment within a specific occupation
Higher-level study, including university with a focus on design and surveying.
An Apprenticeship or degree level Apprenticeship