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Qualification name T Level Construction - Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction
Qualification level 3
Course start date 9th September 2024
Duration 2 Years
Learning method Classroom based
Course type T Levels
Cost description T Levels are currently only available to 16-19 year olds. Contact us for details of other suitable courses.

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

The construction industry is an incredibly exciting option for a well-paid, rewarding career. The T Level, with its in-depth content and brilliant work placement scheme, can lead to a well-paid job with great prospects for progression as soon as you leave college. If you wish, the UCAS points will allow you to go on to university and qualify in a profession such as Architecture, Surveying, Civil Engineering, Project Management or Town Planning.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, all from the core subjects, including English Language and maths. Grade 5 is recommended for maths.

View the key features of this course.

The T Level is a big subject with a large amount of theory content. It is the equivalent of doing 3 A’ Levels. The range of topics we cover is very wide, and no two days in college are the same. Construction employers have designed the content. See the specification for more detail. Please be aware, this is not a practical subject; you will not be learning a trade. • Maths- especially trigonometry and areas/volumes/measuring/calculus • Science- materials, forces, heat, light, and sound • Law- planning law, landlord and tenant and contract law • Drawing- freehand sketching, 2D CAD, 3D CAD • Surveying- using tapes, levels and a very high-tech “total station” with GPS • Sustainability- low carbon buildings, alternative energy, and heat sources, Passivehouse • Construction techniques, modern methods of construction and project management • Designing buildings to a client’s specification • Digital Technology • Relationship management

Understand how the course will be delivered.

The T level is aimed at those who have a strong desire to work at management level in the construction industry. It can also lead to a degree course, in say, architecture, surveying or planning. It is NOT the right type of course if you wish to learn a trade such as carpentry, bricklaying, or plumbing.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Year 1 • 2 written papers in the summer. 2 1/2 hours each • An employer-set project of 15 hours duration which requires you to design and draw a building. Year 2 • You will study an Occupational Specialism, chosen from Design and Surveying. You will complete an assessed project of 30 hours duration in year 2, based on your chosen specialism. You also need to have completed at least 315 hours of work placement to complete the T Level.

Look at the further opportunities available.

The T Level in Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction will provide the perfect opportunity for you to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a wide range of construction related topics that will prepare you for progression to degree level education at university, as either an architect, surveyor, quantity surveyor, structural engineer or town planning or a higher apprenticeship at SCG or direct entry into employment.

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Name London Road Campus
Address London Road Campus
London Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6PR
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Phone 01743 342602
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