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Bradford College

T Level Construction – Design, Surveying & Planning

Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
School Leavers
2 Academic Years
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Trinity Green


The Level 3 T Level Qualification in Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction will provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment, an apprenticeship or related technical study through further or higher education.

Including modules in Construction methods, Building Regulations and Standards and Digital Engineering Techniques, this T Level also provides the opportunity to complete 350 hours of relevant work experience which can give you a careers edge and fast track you into the area of work that you are interested in. You will develop a rounded knowledge and relevant set of skills that are favoured amongst employers in this sector.

You’ll also learn about the commercial side of construction, such as stakeholder management, business structures and entrepreneurship. The construction industry is constantly evolving and so you’ll also dive into the world of digital technology, innovation and sustainability, to understand how the industry will be shaped in the future.

  Key Info

The core element of a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as design principles, project management and health and safety.

You’ll also learn about the commercial side of construction, including stakeholder management, business structures and entrepreneurship. As the construction industry is always evolving, you’ll dive into the world of digital technology, innovation and sustainability, to understand how the industry will be shaped in the future.

  • 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
  • Project Management
  • Budgeting and Resource Allocation
  • Procurement
  • Risk Management

Specialism: Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment

Entry to this course requires grades 5 or above in GCSE English Language, Maths and Science.

Assessment includes examination papers and employer set projects. This qualification is 100% externally assessed, this means all the assessments are set and marked by Pearson.

Our T Level includes an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression into employment, further study or higher level study which can include University. Potential careers include:

  • Technical Surveyor
  • Town Planning Assistant
  • Building Control Officer
  • Geospatial Technician

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and studying on a full-time or part-time Further Education course, you will not pay tuition or examination fees.

This covers all Further Education courses, functional skills for English and Maths courses.

You will need to pay for course costs such as books, stationery, special equipment, exams, registration fee, travel, meals and any other course-related activities.

Help towards these costs is available for many students.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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This course is delivered in partnership with
Bond Bryan