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T Level Foundation Programme In Professional Construction

This course is directed towards candidates who wish to work within the construction, civil engineering, building services and property industries at a technical level. It smooths progression to the main Level 3 T Level programme upon successful completion and it supports a single GCSE resit in either Maths or English.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Professional Construction
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Hudson Building

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/t-level-foundation-programme-in-professional-construction
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Course Information for Students

This course is directed towards candidates who wish to work within the construction, civil engineering, building services and property industries at a technical level. It smooths progression to the main Level 3 T Level programme upon successful completion and it supports a single GCSE resit in either Maths or English. 

The emphasis of the course is on developing an all-round construction industry knowledge and practical skills base in preparation for undertaking the T Level programme. This will take the form of group and/or individual project work, with a Level 3 “extended project” qualification. 

This single year programme is designed to blend in naturally with the larger T Level programme and can be considered to be the 1st year of a three-year programme, although it is flexible enough that candidates are under no obligation to continue if they decide this career path is not for them. 

The programme also incorporates the GCSE resit year in either English or Maths, with the intention of bringing grades up to a 5, which will be vital if you wish to continue to the larger T Level itself. 

You will also participate in tutorial sessions and the Professional Construction Employment and Skills Board which has strong links and support from numerous local construction companies including contractors, architects, building services and structural engineers.

Candidates will be assessed throughout the course on all the skills necessary for progression to the main T Level programme. 
 

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: 

GCSE grade 5 (higher C) in either English or Maths 

GCSE grade 5 (higher C) in a Science subject 

In addition to the above, a minimum of three other GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. 

 

Maths and English are critical elements of this programme and are embedded in the T Level. Those accepted on the course will have to undertake the additional GCSE Maths or English in order to attain a minimum grade 5 (higher C) in order to progress to the full T Level programme. 

  • Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (28 UCAS points)
  • Technical training, which will embed the construction industry skills necessary for undertaking the full T Level programme
  • Maths or English GCSE
  • Industry Work Experience (minimum 37.5 hours required)

This course will be delivered on-site.

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.  

We have a dress code of a uniform shirt (with the Derby College Group Professional Construction logo), smart trousers/skirt, and sensible work shoes (not trainers). This is to enable the student to dress as they would in the work environment in a professional manner.  (Information on the uniform shirt will be provided at induction.)

The course uses various assessment methods including written assignments, presentations, poster presentations and phase tests, along with other assessed outcomes including behaviour, attendance, punctuality, professional attitude and so on. 

There will also be standard GCSE assessment methods for that element of the course.

This course provides you with the qualifications to progress to the full T Level Construction core year or a Level 3 apprenticeship (subject to the candidate finding employment with a suitable company). 

Alternatively candidates could progress to another Level 3 programme, including other T Levels. 

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Civil Engineers

£47465

Civil Engineers

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

£26963

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Alisha Jhangeer wearing construction site PPE

Alisha Jhangeer

Professional construction the perfect preparation for Alisha

My studies take five years and after another year’s experience, you qualify as a quantity surveyor. My family is so happy I’ve found something I really want to do.

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George Barwick

George Barwick

Professional Construction course - ‘the best thing I ever did!’

The College gives that little bit extra. It has been extremely helpful. Brilliant. You get so much hands-on knowledge and experience. If it wasn’t for the Skills Academy here, I wouldn’t be getting the practical skills that I need. Your mentor is part of the Skills Academy and it’s all about getting you prepared for a job, combining the academy process with learning about work. I don’t know what I’d be doing if I hadn’t found this course. I felt a bit lost to the point where I was thinking ‘why did I work so hard on my GCSEs?’ It’s the best thing I ever did.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:47 pm