Design, Surveying and Planning (Construction) - T Level

Course Code: CT1FE168


In line with Government advice and guidance we plan to have 100% face to face delivery for all Further Education courses for 16 - 18 year olds from September 2021.

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
06/09/2022Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The purpose of the two year T Level course is to prepare you for employment in the construction industry by learning hands-on and in the classroom about the construction industry and how it works. 

The core element of a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as design principles, project management and health and safety.

You’ll also learn about the commercial side of construction, including stakeholder management, business structures and entrepreneurship.

And as the construction industry is always evolving, you’ll dive into the world of digital technology, innovation and sustainability, to understand how the industry will be shaped in the future.

You'll enjoy computer aided design (CAD), manual draft design skills, report writing, and surveying techniques for the planning, design and management of construction projects.

You’ll then choose a specialism designed to support your interests, so you can get deeper into your chosen subject and build up the skills you need for your future job. 

Choose from specialist modules in either Building Services Design, Civil Engineering, Hazardous Materials or Surveying and Design.

Then you’ll be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement of around 45 days.

You'll have an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, such as a construction company or civil engineer, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for. 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths

  • a successful interview with a tutor
  • the ability to study independently
  • a genuine interest in the subject
  • good communication skills
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

Qualification Obtained

T Level Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Learning and teaching methods can differ from each module.

You will be supported with presentations, report writing and drawing skills both manually and using computer aided design (CAD) software. 

Facilities and resources are regularly updated to improve your experience in college and to match the needs of the course.

Interactive resources will be available on Canvas, the college's online learning system. 

You will be expected to attend lectures, maintaining excellent attendance and punctuality, use independent self-study skills and complete the industry placement in a professional manner.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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