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T Level Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction


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  • Subject area:

    Construction, T Levels

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  • Qualification:

    T Level Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

  • Duration:

    2 Years

  • Venue:


Start Date End Date Description
26/06/2026Chichester /

About the course

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.

Further information


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 t-levels@chichester.ac.uk or call 01243 786321 and ask to speak to the T Level team.

Year 1: You will be assessed on the core subject knowledge area by completing: 

  • Written examination 1: Science and Building Technology 
  • Written examination 2: Construction Industry and Sustainability 
  • Employer set project, which involves preparing a report responding to a client brief and initial designs, preparing designs form the proposed project, producing costing documentation and carrying out research to present solutions to problems arising in the scenario.

Year 2: You will complete an end of year project based on the occupational specialist pathway.

  • This project will be linked to surveying and design for construction and the built environment. You will produce a portfolio of evidence responding to a client brief, analyse information, design construction solutions and verify delivery of those construction solutions. 

You will need to purchase your own safety boots for site visits, industry placements, as well as weather appropriate clothing.

You will have access to industry standard software, including: Autodesk REVIT, Industry standard surveying equipment and associated software. To support this there is a £50.00 supplement. 

As a technical qualification will gain a T Level in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning. It is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the construction sector, with a focus on Surveying and Design.

Higher Education:  

  • You could progress onto a Level 4 qualification. At Chichester College we offer a Higher National Certificate in Construction. 
  • You will be able to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship with local and national employers.
  • The T Level qualification is recognised by university admissions and will give you UCAS points. You may want to pursue advanced study with the next step being a foundation degree or university degree.


Completing the T Level will allow a route into industry where you can further develop your skills and knowledge.

Job roles that this qualification will help you work towards could include:  

  • Graduate Management Traineeship
  • Survey / Surveying Technician
  • Architect or Architectural Technician
  • Construction Design Coordinator
  • Site, Project, Estate Management
  • Property Development
  • Site Planning and Coordination 

You will be required to be available for college activities for 5 days per week (Including industry placement, self study and college attendance). Self-study is an important part in your learning and progression. To allow you to complete remote learning and assignments you will have access to MS Teams. 

Alongside the T Level qualification, you will complete at least 45 days or 9 weeks' worth of industry placement.


 Do not book holidays in term time.

Potential careers

  • Production Managers and Directors in Construction
  • Construction Project Managers and Related Professionals
  • Building and Civil Engineering Technicians
  • Inspectors of Standards and Regulations
  • Electricians and Electrical Fitters
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