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Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level

Level 3

Course Overview

Full Time

Ideal if: You wish to study and train for a specific occupation ‘on the job’, whilst continuing with an academic education

You’ll learn: Subject such as Materials science, design concepts, landscape surveying and town planning to learning about construction, management and the built environment, this course provides a superb grounding in an exciting industry

Expect: The opportunity to study on the job but also to continue with academic education which will provide you with the opportunity to progress into a skilled occupation or further study

You’ll love: The broad range of subjects taught by our industry professionals and the opportunity to work alongside the exciting companies in Gloucestershire


What will I study?

This T level covers a core set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, and then move on to specialist content covering occupational or industry specific skills. There will also be industry placements with up to 2 employers which will last for a minimum of 45 working days.

Our brand new T-level course in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning has cutting edge content and is a whole new way of learning. You’ll have a full-time programme of study as well as Industry Placements to prepare you for work or Higher Education.

The course is made up of different sections.

The Core section of the T Level programme will give you a baseline understanding of the industry. There is an employer set project, where you are challenged to design a building in a set amount of time.

The Occupational Specialism section is covered mainly in year 2 and this covers content which aligns with industry specific skills or directly relevant content for your chosen occupation.

A key section of the course is the Industry Placement which gives you at least 9 weeks of valuable work experience.

In addition, there are a host of other elements such as preparation for work, T-level specific tutoring, trips and careers advice and guidance to make a relevant and substantial study programme. 


How will I be assessed?

In addition, the employer set project will test you on a host of skills including:

•    Communication skills
•    Problem solving
•    Working with others
•    Setting performance criteria
•    Carrying out primary research

  • Typical Entry Criteria

    • Five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 and above including:

      • GCSE English Language or Literature at Grade 4 and above
      • GCSE Math at Grade 4 and above
      • Science based GCSE at Grade 4 and above (Recognised Science GCSEs: Core Science, Double Award Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
      • Two other GCSE subjects at Grade 4 and above

    Recommend Age Criteria: Under 19

    Gloucestershire College welcome any other/combinations of relevant qualifications that are comparable and/or equivalent to the typical course entry requirements.

    For 19+ applicants that do not have recognised qualifications may still meet course entry requirements through alternative methods of assessment at the College’s discretion.

    All queries regarding course entry criteria including the equivalency of qualifications and exceptional extenuating circumstances should be directed by email to the Admissions Department through applications@gloscol.ac.uk.

  • On completion of this course you will be able to move into a skills led occupation or further study such as a higher degree level apprenticeship or higher level technical study such as Higher Education

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Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level

What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

Construction is a key industry sector in Gloucestershire and now is the perfect time to train for a qualification in any of the industry areas we offer. Our construction courses are a great way to develop skills and build the foundation for a successful career in domestic and industrial construction.

We are the first UK college to buy a house as a renovation project for our construction and building services students, to further develop their skills and provide them with practical experience of working on-site with other trades, and it’s initiatives like this that ensure our students leave us employment-ready.

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Student Stories

Ben Mason

“The people I’ve met – especially my lecturer – are really easy to talk to. The facilities are wonderful and all in order; it’s very easy to pick out and find what you need. Carpentry is fun and enjoyable, and sets you up for the rest of your life. I feel really prepared for life after college and the skills I’ve learnt are useful in daily life. “To someone thinking of applying to GC I would say that it’s absolutely brilliant and somewhere you can learn lots and achieve a high grade. I’m working on sites at the moment so I get to travel and do renovations and house builds, which I want to continue after college.”

Ben Mason

Level 2 – Carpentry – Gloucester Campus

Harry Taylor

“Prior to starting my apprenticeship, I worked in plumbing and removals, but was ready for a career change. I’ve learnt many new skills in my apprenticeship, including fitting door linings, hanging doors and measuring and fitting kitchens. The college side of my training has been very useful for when I’m working on site and my assessor has been helpful when showing me skills on a one-to-one basis. An apprenticeship was the best route for me and I hope to become a self-employed carpenter once I complete my training”

Harry Taylor

Bench Joinery Apprentice at Pickering and Spencer

Natasha Brown

“The course gave me a great overview of the construction industry, which is exactly what I needed to progress in my career. I wanted a change and this equipped me with the knowledge and skills I required in order to do that. I now work as in Administration Manager in family run Construction business and I really enjoy it. “The lecturers were very supportive and the knowledge they have is immeasurable. They have lots of experience in the industry. I very much enjoyed the variety in modules too, it allowed us to be creative and practically use what we had learnt. “I made some great friends here, it was a very inclusive atmosphere. “I would do it all again, it was such a brilliant experience. I would advise anyone thinking of applying to GC to not be afraid and make the jump!”

Natasha Brown

HNC – Construction – Gloucester Campus


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Construction Facilities and Workshops

Our construction workshops are kitted out for the various building components our students will experience in the industry.

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Proud To Be Working With

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TNS electrical logo
4 pillars construction
overbury enterprises logo
Roberts Limbrick Logo
plumbase logo
shackleton & wintle ltd logo
amey logo
cavendish park logo
glevum heating logo
LPC Painting logo
MDJ electrical logo
E G Carter & Co Ltd logo
MBC Timber Frame logo
DKM Sheet Metal
Pure plumbing and heating logo
Mike Etheridge construction
Decorative holmes

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