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This 2-year course is designed for 16-18 year olds who want to pursue a career in a range of construction occupations.

Learn more about T-Levels.

From this qualification you can progress onto university, apprenticeship or employment, leading to roles such as, Engineering Construction Technician, Building and Services Engineer, Smart Meter Installer, Domestic Appliance Service Engineer, Plumber, Gas Technician, Electrician, Carpenter, Bricklayer, Painter and Decorator or Plasterer, to name a few.

This course will lead to:

  • Higher level courses such as HND
  • University Degree
  • Higher-level apprenticeship
  • Employment

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 4+ (A*-C), or equivalent including English and maths

Where entry requirements have not been achieved, students may be referred to the Construction T-Level Transition Programme.

You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

Consideration may be given if only one GCSE English or maths is at grade 4. This will depend on other subject grades and with the expectation the other subject, either English or maths, will be achieved at grade 4+ before completion of the T-Level. This will form part of the interview and assessment process.

This course consists of the following modules:

Core Content:

All students will develop a general understanding of:

  • Health and safety
  • The science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • Making accurate and appropriate measurements
  • Construction methods
  • Building regulations and standards
  • Data management and information standards in construction
  • Relationship management and customer service
  • How the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
  • Digital engineering techniques
  • Mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
  • Construction design principles and processes
  • The Construction Industry and its role in the economy
  • Sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
  • Business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

Specialisms for Onsite Construction (optional route):

  • Bricklaying
  • Plastering
  • Painting and decorating

Specialisms for Building Services Engineering:

  • Students will also learn about topics specific to building services engineering, including:
  • Building technology principles
  • Building services engineering systems
  • Maintenance principles
  • Tools, equipment and materials

(Optional route):

  • Electrical and electronic equipment engineering
    Electrotechnical engineering

Industry placements:

  • All students must complete a minimum of 45 days working with an employer(s) on an industry placement.

You will be assessed using a range of methods including:

  • Observation
  • Assignments
  • Work placement/journal
  • Projects
  • Witness testimony
  • Personal statements

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