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Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level

Level 3 - Advanced

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.

This is a two-year program, developed to meet the requirements of industry that prepares you for employment within your chosen construction discipline.
Students can progress into roles such as:
• Civil Engineering Technician
• Technical Surveyor
• Building Technician
• Building Control Officer
• Town Planning Assistant
• Geospatial Technician



James Watt College



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: Weeks

You will need 5 GCSES at grade 4 minimum to include English, maths and Science. You will be required to attend a formal interview.

Work placement of 45 days working with an employer on an industry placement.  There will be 2 core exams and an external set project.

Students can also use this T Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship, Higher National in Construction or a degree course.

All students will develop a general understanding of construction, including:

  • 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.

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