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Construction - Design, Surveying & Planning

Design, Surveying & Planning

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Your course starts by helping you get to grips with core knowledge of how the construction industry works, the principles of design and the role of technology and sustainability. You will then have the chance to specialise in one of these areas*:

 • Building Services Design
 • Civil Engineering
 • Hazardous Materials Analysis & Surveying
 • Surveying & Design for Construction and the Built Environment


The purpose of this 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. 


T Level study programmes will include the following elements:

 •  A ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, tailored for their chosen industry and occupation: ‘core content’
 •  Specialist content covering occupational or industry-specific skills: ‘occupational specialist content’
 •  An industry placement with an employer, which will last for a minimum of 315 hours


*The information above is taken from the DfE outline content publication for Construction - Design, Surveying & Planning T Levels. This should only be used as a guide and further information on final course content will be available in the New Year.


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What will I learn?

The course may cover the following core elements:

 •  Construction and the Built Environment Industry
 •  Building Technology
 •  Digital Technology
 •  Commercial & Business Awareness
 •  Relationship Management
 •  Information & Data
 •  Design
 •  Measurement
 •  Sustainability
 •  Health & Safety
 •  Science


The Design, Surveying and Planning pathway may also cover specialist content:

 •  Project Management
 •  Law

Industry Placements

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.


Click here for a comprehensive overview of the core and specialist elements of this course.


Progression Pathways

Our T Level programmes could be your route to a career working as a:

 •  Building Surveyor, earning up to £70,000 a year
 •  Building Services Engineer, earning up to £50,000 a year
 •  Architect, earning up to £65,000 a year
 •  Civil or Structural Engineer, earning up to £50,000 a year
 •  Quantity Surveyor, earning up to £50,000 a year
 •  Site Manager, earning up to £70,000 a year