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Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills for entry to a range of construction occupations.

Summary

Level 3 qualification

2-year course

Includes 9 weeks minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

What you'll need before you start

There are no national entry requirements for starting a T Level. These are set by the individual college or school.

Following your GCSEs - or a similar level 2 qualification - T Levels could be right for you.

We recommend checking with your local T Level college or school.

What you’ll learn on this course

All students will develop a general understanding of construction, including:

  • health and safety
  • the science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • making accurate and appropriate measurements
  • construction methods
  • building regulations and standards
  • data management and information standards in construction
  • relationship management and customer service
  • how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
  • digital engineering techniques
  • mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
  • construction design principles and processes
  • the construction industry and its role in the economy
  • sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
  • business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

They will also learn about topics specific to design, surveying and planning, including:

  • project management
  • budgeting and resource allocation
  • procurement
  • risk management

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • surveying and design for construction and the built environment
  • civil engineering
  • building services design
  • hazardous materials analysis and surveying

What you can do with this T Level

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.

Students can progress into roles such as:

Students can also use this T Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship or degree course.

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