If you are not aware T Levels Qualifications are new Two-Year, Level 3 study programmes that will follow the study of GCSEs and Technical Awards at Key Stage 4 and offer an attractive alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships.
T Levels will combine Classroom Theory, Practical Learning and a minimum 315 hours of Industry Placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace.
Students will also need to achieve a minimum standard of English and Maths; either GCSE grade 4 or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills.
Duration: The T Level will be completed over 2 years
The T Level Technical Qualification in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning has two mandatory components:
1. Core Component:
This component covers the underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills that support threshold competence in the Construction industry. It has 600 GLH and is assessed by Two Externally set Core Examinations and an Employer Set Project.
The core content covers the knowledge, understanding and application of contexts, concepts, theories and principles relating to the following areas:
1. Health and safety
4. Building technology
5. Information and data
6. Digital technology
7. Construction mathematical techniques
9. Construction and the built environment industry
11. Relationship management
12. Commercial business
13. Project management
2. Occupational Specialist Components:
The Occupational Specialist Component in this qualification, has 600 GLH:
1. Surveying and design for construction and the built environment
The specialist component covers the occupational specialist knowledge and skills required to demonstrate threshold competence.
The Occupational Specialist content is separated into four Performance Outcomes, with the skills needed to achieve threshold competence and the knowledge to underpin skill application across the following areas:
• Measure the built environment
• Analyse the built environment
• Design the built environment
• Verify delivery of the built environment
The Three Assessments in the Core Component of the T Level Technical Qualification in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning are:
• Examination Paper 1: Science and Building Technology
• Examination Paper 2: Construction Industry and Sustainability
• Employer Set Project.
Each Occupational Specialism will be assessed by a skills-related project that synoptically assesses the performance outcome skills and associated underpinning knowledge.
You will require a Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above – including Maths and English at Grade 5 and Science at Grade 4.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.