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T Level On-Site Construction (Bricklaying or Carpentry & Joinery)


  • Course code:


  • Subject area:

    Construction, T Levels

  • Attendance:


  • Qualification:

    City and Guilds - T Level On-site Construction (Level 3)

  • Duration:

    2 Years

  • Venue:


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

About the course

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

Site managers, property developers, offsite construction, or specialist technical design.

If so, this is the course for you!

This is an exciting and new qualification for construction students to learn about on-site construction at a level 3 standard.

This course will introduce you to the professional roles in industry whilst specialising in a skilled trade area. (Brickwork or, Carpentry and Joinery) This course is an alternative to traditional A level routes that enables you to access Higher Apprenticeships or University

You will cover core content related to the construction sector and choose an occupational specialism - this can be either brickwork or carpentry and joinery.  

Ultimately this course is designed for students who want to go on to careers such as: Site managers, property developers, offsite construction, or specialist technical design.

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.

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.

Core content 

 The core content covers a whole range of topics related to the industry.  

  • Health and safety in construction
  • Construction science, design, sustainability and measurement principles
  • Construction & the built environment industry
  • Building technology principles
  • Information and data principles
  • Relationship management in construction
  • Digital technology in construction
  • Commercial/business principles in construction 

Occupational Specialism

You will choose one occupational specialism from the on-site construction trades.  


This trade involves bricklaying work within different construction environments. It includes learning about domestic brick and block work (solid and cavity walling) design, building complex masonry structures and using masonry skills to refurbish different types of buildings. You will have the opportunity to plan, perform and evaluate your work to stretch your learning and develop your problem-solving skills.   

Carpentry and Joinery 

This trade involves the use of timber in the building industry, from erecting timber frame, roofs and hanging doors through to making doors, windows, and stairs. You will use a range of materials and learn how these are cut, jointed and fixed to construct a variety of products and to develop your methods and techniques. You will learn how to do this safely and meet safe working practices. You will also develop your problem solving and evaluation skills to allow you to learn how to plan, perform and review your work.  

Industry Placement 

The T Level will include a minimum of 315 hours of learning on industry placement (Up to 35 hours of this will be a digital project). Our Industrial Placement Officers will help you link-up with an employer and complete placements relevant to the qualification. For more information about placements, please visit the T Levels page here: https://www.chichester.ac.uk/study-courses/study-areas/t-levels/ 

Further information



How to apply: Please select either the first 'APPLY' button for the bricklaying route or the the second 'APPLY' button above for the carpentry and joinery route. 

Following your application, a member of the admissions team will review your application with a view to arranging an interview for you with a member of the Construction department.

If you then receive an offer from us and you accept that offer, we will invite you to attend a further one hour session with the one of the T Level study programme leaders in the department. This will help you learn more about the course and the expectations of the T Level.

Entry requirements

  • 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 ned to aged 16-18 at the start of your qualification.
  • Those who have completed a Level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject may also apply. 



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.

You will complete the following assessments: 

Core component

  • Written examinations: There are two exams covering knowledge from the core content. The exams consist of a mixture of short and extended written answer questions. 
  • Employer set project, which involves responding to an industry-style brief using the knowledge and skills developed from the core content. You will also apply your maths, English and digital skills.

Occupational Specialism

  • A practical assignment consisting of several tasks covering the knowledge and skills from your chosen occupational specialism. This has a practical focus comprising of a series of holistic tasks relating to the specialism. 

There is £50 supplement to cover: Material costs, Specialist software licences and other consumables. (Payable online before enrolment. Support with this may be available through applying for a bursary on the CCG website.)

You will need to supply your own safety boots and weather appropriate clothes for workshop lessons and site visits.


This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the onsite industry. There are several routes that you could take at the end of the two years:  

Higher Education:  

  • You could progress onto a Level 4 qualification. At Chichester College we offer a Higher National Certificate in Construction. 
  • 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.  


You could enter employment and complete an apprenticeship. This would allow you to complete some of the more technical areas & performance units on site, so that you can become vocationally competent in the future. This can be further discussed at interview.


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






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.

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