Design, Surveying and Planning (Construction) T Level

Design, Surveying and Planning (Construction) T Level

Subject Area: Construction

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 145751
  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths

    Course Overview

    This 2-year course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

    Employers involved in designing the T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning include the Morgan Sindall Group and Skanska UK.

    Core content

    The core work focuses on giving students the essential knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to any construction occupation. It covers the following:

    • 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, current/future factors impacting the industry
    • importance of sustainability, environmental legislation, policies and initiatives, principles of heritage and conservation, lean construction, 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 team work, 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.

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    Course Highlights

    Specialist element

    Students will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content depending on the capacity and capability of the local learning provider.

    This part of the T Level ensures that students develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in specific occupations.

    Civil engineering

    This specialism delivers the knowledge and skills needed to develop creative yet practical civil engineering solutions. It includes all relevant mathematical and scientific knowledge and skills as well as the use of digital technology. Students will also learn the relevant legal, safety and regulatory requirements, industry good practice and project management

    Surveying and design for construction and the built environment

    This specialism builds knowledge and skills around measuring, analysing and designing the built environment and working to an agreed brief. It covers ethical principles, sustainability and working to legal and regulatory requirements and develops skills in analysing problems, understanding commercial implications and working collaboratively to find solutions.

    Core Skills Covered: Attention to Detail | Project Management | Financial | Decision Making | Research | Analytical Skills

    Next Steps

    Technical Occupations include: Civil Engineering Technician, Digital Engineering Technician, Surveying Technician

    Higher Technical Occupations: Construction Design & Build Technician, Construction Quantity Surveying Technician

    Professional Occupations: Architect (degree), Chartered Surveyor (degree), Civil Engineer (degree), Construction Design Management (degree), Construction Quantity Surveyor (degree)

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