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T-Level in Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction

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Course Description

Are you ready to join the technical revolution that is T-Levels?

This T-Level has been developed in consultation with employers in the construction industry to ensure you learn the skills and behaviours that will give you the best opportunity to be successful when applying for work.

It is designed for post-16 students and is an ideal qualification if you are intending to progress directly to employment within the construction industry, to a construction apprenticeship or to further studies in construction.

The skills learned lead not only to a rewarding career but can also be used as a foundation from which to progress to advanced craft, technician, supervisory or management occupations, where established professional development routes and occupational standards exist.

Design, Surveying and Planning Activity:

For those looking to take part in the Design, Surveying and Planning activity, please watch the following video and visit the link below:

One you have watched the video and completed the activity, please email your results to

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSE passes (grade 5 or above), including English and Maths


Students will develop an understanding of:

  • Health and safety in construction and the law surrounding it
  • Scientific principles, their applications, interaction between them to meet the purpose of the built environment and how their performance in the building is measured
  • Benefits of good design including within budget, of good design to product performance e.g. on budget, over specified, difficult to assemble/build,
  • Construction and the built environment industry, procurement, project management etc.
  • Sustainability, importance of sustainability when planning and delivering a construction project e.g. environmental protection
  • Measurement, the benefits of accurate and appropriate measurement on built environment performance e.g. accurate reporting
  • Building technology, construction methods, including traditional and modern methods
  • Relationship management, types of stakeholders, e.g. client, team and end user
  • Project management
  • Law
  • Data management
  • Digital technology linked to construction-built environment

Work Experience

As part of the course you will undertake an employer-set project.

The employer-set project ensures students have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer-set brief.

To ensure consistency in project scope and demand, awarding organisations will develop assessment objectives which require learners to:

  • Plan their approach to meeting the brief
  • Apply core knowledge and skills as appropriate
  • Select relevant techniques and resources to meet the brief
  • Use maths, English and digital skills as appropriate
  • Realise a project outcome and review how well the outcome meets the brief.


This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in Construction Management. Students can progress into roles such as:

  • Surveyor
  • Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Cost Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Construction Engineer

Students can also use this T-Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship or degree course.

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