Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction

T Level (Level 3)

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Availability & Details

Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction – T Level SF-CONSTL-D(0000)000

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full Time, T Levels, Vocational

Dates
Academic Year 2021-22 (2 years)

Examination board
Pearson

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Overview

This two year course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the needs of industry and preparing you for the world of work. Employers involved in designing the T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning include the Morgan Sindall Group and Skanska UK.

You will need a grade 5 in Mathematics (higher paper), a grade 5 in Science (Physics or double award), a grade 4 in English Language and a grade 4 in two further subjects.

Core Units

  • Supporting knowledge including health and safety, information and data capture, scientific principles and their application in the built environment and standards for scientific measurement
  • Principles of design in the built environment, roles of different disciplines, design process from conception to completion and life-cycle assessment
  • Structure of the construction industry, integration of the supply chain, how projects are procured and managed and current/future factors impacting the industry
  • Importance of sustainability, environmental legislation, policies and initiatives, principles of heritage and conservation, lean construction and waste management energy production and use
  • Building technology including construction methods, forms of construction, regulations and standards and manufacturers’ instructions
  • Relationship management including types of stakeholder, customer service principles, the importance of teamwork, equality, diversity and representation including related legislation, employment rights and responsibilities
  • Digital technology including digital engineering techniques, opportunities for the use and adaptation of technology
  • Business and commerce including business structures, values and objectives, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship and innovation, principles of project management, quantification and costing.

 

Specialist Units

You will complete one occupation-specific module, this part of the T Level ensures that you’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in specific occupations.

The specialism topic for Year 2 in the Design, Surveying and Planning T Level is Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment.

You will be assessed through two exams, industrial placement, employer-set project and an occupational specialism project.

You could progress onto an Apprenticeship, study a university degree or start full time employment.


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Tom Andrews, A Level Student

My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.

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