Course Code: CT1FE168 Design, Surveying and Planning (Construction) - T Level Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThe purpose of the two year T Level course is to prepare you for employment in the construction industry by learning hands-on and in the classroom about the construction industry and how it works. 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. And 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. You'll enjoy computer aided design (CAD), manual draft design skills, report writing, and surveying techniques for the planning, design and management of construction projects. You’ll then choose a specialism designed to support your interests, so you can get deeper into your chosen subject and build up the skills you need for your future job. Choose from specialist modules in either Building Services Design, Civil Engineering, Hazardous Materials or Surveying and Design. Then you’ll be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement of around 45 days. You'll have an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, such as a construction company or civil engineer, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for. , Entry Requirements Designed for 16-18 year olds, this course is ideal if you want to develop a breadth of skills and knowledge in the construction industry, allowing you to explore different specialisms to discover your niche. 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification ObtainedT Level Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Industry Placement and Field TripsYou will be required to complete an industry placement with an employer, which will last for a minimum of 45 working days (approximately 315 hours). Placements are managed by an appointed workplace coordinator within the curriculum area who maintains liaisons with employers, performs visits and logs required documents such as insurance and diligence checks. You are required to source your own placements with support from the college. If necessary, B&FC can support you with travel to and from your work placement. Trips and site visits will be offered as part of the course and may be partly subsidised by the college. Learning and Teaching Methods Learning and teaching methods can differ from each module. You will be supported with presentations, report writing and drawing skills both manually and using computer aided design (CAD) software. Facilities and resources are regularly updated to improve your experience in college and to match the needs of the course. Interactive resources will be available on Canvas, the college's online learning system. You will be expected to attend lectures, maintaining excellent attendance and punctuality, use independent self-study skills and complete the industry placement in a professional manner. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods You will be assessed using a variety of methods, this will include: discussions, role play, observations, presentations, video creation, sketches and written assignments. Some core units will be set by the Pearson, the awarding body. Pearson set assessments involve simulated projects to complete in a specified timeframe. The core content focuses on your knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts, theories, principles and core skills relevant to the T Level. This could include, where appropriate, assessment of knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the route and the pathway to the construction industry. Students who pass all the elements of their T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate showing an overall grade of pass, merit or distinction. It will also set out the details of what students have achieved on the course. The T Level certificate will include: an overall pass grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit or distinction a separate grade for the occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E grades for maths and English qualifications details of the industry placement Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou would be expected to have access to a computer with internet access. You will have access to a free download of Microsoft office 365 and AutoCAD using your student email address. Trips and site visits may be subsidised by the college. You will need steel toe cap boots for site visits and trips. Tuition Fees If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. If you are 19+, please read our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression This qualification is ideal if you want to specialise at university, or go direct into employment or a higher apprenticeship as, for example, a building engineering technician, civil engineering technician or construction supervisor. The Design, Surveying and Planning T Level is recognised by many professional organisations as an entry qualification for student membership. Continuing in education There are many pathways available following successful completion of your Design, Surveying and Planning T Level. Options to consider include: Applying to university. Taking on the two-year Level 4 HNC Construction and the Built Environment, recognised by industry employers and professional organisations and delivered at B&FC's Bispham Campus one day a week. Exploring opportunities to specialise with a Higher Apprenticeship. Career Career opportunities exist in both contracting and professional areas of the construction industry and tutors will provide students with advice and guidance in their career progression. Typical career paths associated with this T Level include: Architecture and Design Building Control Building Services Engineering Building Surveying Civil Engineering Clerk of Work Construction Management Estate Agency Estimating Land Surveying Quantity Surveying Structural Engineering More details of these career areas are available on the National Career Services website.