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.
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
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.
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/