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T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

  • Course Type: T Level

What can this course lead to?

Successful completion of this course accrues UCAS points, and a number of major UK universities accept T Levels. Please see points achieved by grades below:

  • T Level Distinction* = 168 UCAS Tariff Points = A*A*A* at A Level
  • T Level Distinction = 144 UCAS Tariff Points = AAA at A Level
  • T Level Merit = 120 UCAS Tariff Points = BBB at A Level
  • T Level Pass (C or above) = 96 UCAS Tariff Points = CCC at A Level
  • T Level Pass (D or E) = 72 UCAS Tariff Points = DDD at A Level

Due to the high-level academic nature of the T-Level and the considerable industry placement element totaling a minimum of 315 hours, you will also have the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to successfully progress directly into a specialist area of design and surveying, or you can progress to an Apprenticeship or higher level study.

Who is it for?

This technical study programme is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.

The course is designed in consultation with employers, professional bodies and higher-education providers to ensure that the content is appropriate for the progression routes identified. Additional content covered for occupational specialisms will also allow you to develop your problem solving skills whilst working to a client brief. You will have the opportunity to design and develop construction projects whilst working in a collaborative environment. An industry-based work placement is required to run alongside your course, this must be equivalent to at least 45 days and will further reinforce your newly learned skills and offer a true insight into the construction industry.

What is covered?

You will learn about the following topics:

  • Health and safety
  • Science
  • Measurement
  • Building technology
  • Information and data
  • Digital technology
  • Construction mathematical techniques
  • Design
  • Construction and the built environment industry
  • Sustainability
  • Relationship management
  • Commercial business
  • Project management
  • Law

You will study utilising learning resources and materials such as:

  • Schemes of work
  • Tutor delivery guides
  • Classroom activities
  • Blended learning activities (eLearning)
  • Tutor delivery guides
  • Home study tasks

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English Language, Maths and Science. Or, a relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade (such as Construction and the Built Environment) including GCSE English Language, Maths and Science at grades 4/C or above.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Studying at Peterborough College has taught me that I can achieve great things and now I feel I can achieve a lot more. I cannot wait to get to University!

Saleh Ali
Construction and the Built Environment Extended Diploma Level 3

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