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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

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Course Summary

T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

The T-Level in Construction: Design, Surveying & Planning is a two-year course and is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in architecture, building or quantity surveying, site management, construction project management, site engineering, estimating or buying.

You will participate in tutorial sessions and our Professional Construction Employment and Skills Academy which has outstanding links with - and support from - numerous local construction companies including contractors, architects, building services and structural engineers.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen personal interest in pursuing a professional construction role. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications. You will need one of the following:

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, Maths and Science - preferably at grade 5 or above.
  • An Intermediate Diploma in a relevant subject area to a Merit or Distinction grade. The candidate should also have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (higher C) or above – preferably at grade 5 or above.

Maths is a critical element of this programme and is embedded in many of the units taken. Those accepted on the course with grade C in Maths must be able to demonstrate this came from the 'higher' paper.

Course Content

Structure of a T Level

T Level courses will include the following compulsory elements:

A technical qualification, which will include

  • Core theory, concepts and skills for Construction and the Built Environment around the design, surveying & planning aspects
  • Specialist skills and knowledge for Construction and the Built Environment

Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and can discuss sharing part of the placement with another employer if necessary.

 

How will I be assessed?

Students who pass all the elements of their T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate showing an overall grade of pass, merit or distinction. It will also set out the details of what students have achieved on the course.

The T Level certificate will include:

  • an overall pass grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit or distinction
  • a separate grade for the occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction
  • a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E
  • grades for maths and English qualifications
  • details of the industry placement

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to purchase various items of equipment, including safety boots for site visits and technical drawing equipment. The purchase of appropriate books and e-books is encouraged and guidance on which books to purchase will be given by subject specialists. There may also be a request for contributions to trips and visits as part of our Employment and Skills Academy activities.

What can I do after this course?

This course allows for progression to the appropriate Level 4 or 5 Construction qualification.

Alternatively, and with employment in a qualifying role, progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction and the Built Environment is also possible.

 

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