T-Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction: Surveying and Design for Construction …

Funding information: Please contact the college for funding information.
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

Did you know that in 2020, England generated 53.6 million tonnes of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste? Did you know that we managed to recycle 93.2% of that waste? That’s a massive 50 million tonnes of recycling!

The construction industry is undergoing an exciting revolution. Our industry is working hard to support the UK’s mission to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To do that, we are training a new generation of construction professionals with a mix of traditional approaches and innovative technology to design and construct our future built environment using modern methods of construction.

Would you like to be a part of this future?

If so, this T-level course would offer you a robust entry into a rapidly changing industry. It has been designed and developed with industry leaders such as Arup, BAM Nuttall, Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try and Kier Group to provide you with employable and sought-after skills such as experience in emerging technologies including 3d laser scanning and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

As one of our T-level students, you would spend 315 hours on industry placement over course of two years gaining on-the-job experience to kickstart your career. You will complete an employer set project which has been designed to help you to synthesise theory taught in the classroom and apply it to real-life scenarios.

Our state-of-the-art classrooms provide students with industry-standard software and equipment to support delivery of subjects such as:

  • Design
  • CAD and manual drafting
  • Health and safety
  • Building technology
  • Measurement: building surveying
  • Measurement: Bill of Quantities
  • Project planning
  • Construction mathematical techniques

On successful completion of this course, you would have achieved a Level 3 T-level qualification which is the equivalent of three A-levels with the same amount of UCAS points.

Course Content

This Level 3 technical qualifications will provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment, higher-level technical training, or to continue to study in the professional construction sector.

You will need to complete a minimum of 315 hours of work experience over two years in relevant settings that support the learning and development of skills related to professional construction.

Core components that will be studied within this T-Level are:

  • Health and safety
  • Science
  • Design
  • Construction and the built environment industry
  • Sustainability
  • Measurement
  • Building technology
  • Information and data
  • Relationship management
  • Digital technology
  • Project management
  • Law

Occupational specialism focus:

Measuring the built environment

  • Analysing the built environment
  • Designing the built environment
  • Verifying the delivery of the built environment
  • Core skills covered in this T-Level are:

    Enhanced literacy, numeracy, and digital skills

  • Communication including technical and graphical communication
  • Team working
  • Reflective evaluation
  • Researching
  • Presenting
  • Entry Requirements

    To do this course you will require 5 GCSEs at Grade 5, these must include English and Maths (no science). We will consider a variation on grades subject to interview.

    Assessment Methods

    • You will be assessed through completion of an employer project and two externally assessed exams held in the first year. During the second year
    • you would be externally assessed by completion of a portfolio that will include a collection of professional discussions
    • practical assessments
    • and synoptic assessments based on specialist units.


    T-Levels are equivalent to three A-Levels and so hold the same number of UCAS points. Successful completion can lead to:

    Progression onto a full degree in subjects such as Construction Management

  • Construction Surveying
  • Construction Design and Architecture or from a choice of other professional construction degree courses
  • Progression onto a higher apprenticeship within the sector