Overview

A T Level is split into three main sections:

  • technical qualification (TQ) is the main, classroom-based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO).
  • industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insights into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
  • English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.

Design, surveying and planning for construction

Apprentice using a theodolite

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:

TQ occupational specialisms and expected year of delivery

Building services design 2020
Civil engineering 2020
Hazardous materials analysis and surveying 2020
Surveying and design for construction and the built environment 2020

Information

Date approved – 1 April 2020

Available from – September 2020

Awarding Organisation - Pearson

Outline Content - Design, surveying and planning for construction

There are no mandatory additional requirements

Find your nearest T Level provider

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Industry placements - T Levels for employers and How to get involved

Grading

The overall grade is subject to completion/achievement of all T Level requirements – not just the components of the technical qualification (TQ).

T Level grades are worked out from students’ grades for the technical qualification core and occupational specialisms. For example: to be awarded a Distinction*, you must achieve an A* in the core and a Distinction in the occupational specialism(s).

 To ensure fairness, the tables are slightly different for different T Levels depending on the size of the core component and occupational specialisms (OS), ), based on the guided learning hours (GLH).

Core GLH

Occupational Specialism(s) GLH

Total GLH

Proportions %

600

600

1200

Core 50%

OS 50%

As well as passing the relevant technical qualification, the following elements are required to achieve an overall T Level grade:

  • industry placement: This will be arranged and verified by the provider offering the T Level. For more guidance on next steps for provider visit GOV.UK
  • GCSE grade 9 to 4 or a functional skills level 2 pass in English and maths or other equivalent qualification: This will be verified by the provider offering the T Level.

Students who do not pass all elements of their T Level will get a T Level statement of achievement which will show the elements they have completed.

TQ occupational specialisms with the relevant standards and occupations

Building services design

Civil engineering

Hazardous materials analysis and surveying

Surveying and design for construction and the built environment