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Level 3

T Level Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction


Do you want to work in the professional side of construction?

Architecture, Surveying (Building condition, quantity, land, and measured), Project management.

If so, this is the course for you!

This two-year T Level focuses on Design, Surveying and Planning in the construction and built environment sectors. It has been designed with employers to teach you core content knowledge and skills related to construction, design, surveying and planning, allowing you to progress to highly skilled employment.

Across both years you will study core content. These modules include:

  • Health and safety
  • Science, measurement and building technology
  • Information, data and digital technology
  • Construction mathematical techniques
  • Design and sustainability
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Relationship management, commercial business, project management and law.

Your learning will cover a broad range of topics and practical skills. The learning is a mixture of practical and theory, so that you can develop your skills in research, problem solving, solution-development, communication and collaboration. You will also further develop your English, Maths and introduce you to sector related Digital skills.

Your practical learning will be designed so that you develop your experience with your occupational specialism.

Industry Placement

The College also has a dedicated team of industrial placement officers who will help you organise industry placement with employers, so that you can get real-world experience as part of your qualification. It would be beneficial if you can come to us with an employer who will support you on this journey.


As we recognise that every learner has a different background, we will hold a professional discussion with you at interview. This will help us assess your suitability for the course.

  • GCSEs: You will need a minimum of Maths and English Language at grade 5, and 3 GCSEs above 4, ideally including a science or design subject.
  • Age: You will need to be aged between 16 -; 18 at the start of the qualification.

You may also have completed a Level 2 Diploma in relevant subjects.

You are likely to be someone who:

  • Has an idea as to the role that you wish to pursue in your career and is eager to gain experience through an industry placement.

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house one year T Level Transition course. This will help prepare you for the T Level in the subsequent year.

If you have a question about entry requirements, please contact us on or call 01243 786321 and ask to speak to the T Level team.


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