About T Levels
Sandwell College is delivering the T Level qualifications: Design, Surveying and Planning Construction from September 2021.
- This is a two-year course, which has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to ensure that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for Employment within the occupational specialism of built environment.
- The Outline Content for the T Level Technical Qualification in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning has been produced by T Level panels of employers, professional bodies and Providers, based on the same standards as those used for Apprenticeships.
- Knowledge of core 14 topic areas in the built environment
- Specialist core unit in design, surveying and planning
- An industry placement with an employer, for a minimum of 45 days
- Around 80% of time will be spent in the classroom with the remaining 20% being spent in an industry placement.
- College attendance is 2-3 days weekly
- This qualification will primarily prepare students to move into a skilled job but can also lead to further technical qualifications, higher apprenticeships or a degree course.
- Work placement for 315 hours
- Technical qualification 80% (external assessment 2 core exams and ESP set by Pearson Edexcel)
WHERE COURSES BECOME CAREERS
- Students who complete a T Level Technical Qualification in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning will be able to choose between moving into a skilled occupation or further study; for example, a higher or degree level Apprenticeship, or higher-level technical study, including higher education.
- Students taking the T Level will gain an insight to the knowledge who want to progress to a career in the construction sector, with a focus on Surveying and Design, Civil Engineering, Building Services Design, or Hazardous Materials Surveying.
- Industry placement is a mandatory part of the T Level
- You are expected to gain substantial technical skill training
- You will spend a minimum of 315 hours in the workplace with an external employer.
- The placement will be specific and in-line with your occupational specialism
- A single placement of 315 hours can be split across two employers
- Day release (I day a week)
- A block of 9 weeks
- A mixture of any of these models, depending on what works for the College, you and your employer.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INDUSTRY PLACEMENT?
- To pass the course this a mandatory component
- To develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours in:
- Health and safety
- Building technology
- Information and data
- Digital technology
- Construction mathematical techniques
- Construction and the built environment industry
- Relationship management
- Commercial business
- Project management
We encourage you to source your own placement and work with our work placement coordinators.