This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in Construction, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives you the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.
This programme focusses your skills and knowledge for working in within engineering manufacturing. As part of the programme, you will study the following skills and knowledge:
· Health and safety
· Science and Construction mathematical techniques
· Building technology and Design
· Information and data
· Digital technology
· Construction and the built environment industry
· Relationship management and Commercial business
· Project management and Law
This T level is a two-year, technical study programme, designed with employers to give you the skills that industry needs. This T Level will provide a mixture of:
· Technical knowledge
o Year 1: Core
o Year 2: Occupational Specialism (Surveying and Design)
· An industry placement of 315 hours in the relevant industry or occupation (throughout)
· Relevant maths, English and digital skills (embedded)
The core of the programme will require at least 4 days between Monday to Friday at the College studying your technical skills and 1 day each week within an industry placement. Some employers may want to have a block placement, and therefore in such cases, the industry placement days may be accommodated at the end of academic year and in negotiation with an employer.
At the end of the two years, you will have completed a T Level Technical in Construction Design Surveying and Planning for Construction (Surveying) Level 3 which is broken down into two parts:
1. The common core component is graded overall A* - E plus ungraded (U).
2. The Occupational Specialism (Surveying and Design) is graded overall Distinction, Merit, Pass and Ungraded.
There are two externally set and marked exams covering knowledge from part 1 which are the engineering common core element.
· Core Paper 1: Science and Building Technology
· Core Paper 2: Construction Industry and Sustainability
Both are 2.5 hours and have a weighting of 33.33%.
One Employer-set project (externally marked) covering knowledge and core skills from part 1, 15.5 hours in duration and has a weighting of 33.33%.
One externally set assignment (externally marked) covering the skills and knowledge from part 2 covering Surveying and Design with 30 hours duration and has a weight of 100%.
In addition, it will also consider:
· The minimum requirement for English and Math (Grade 4 and above or Functional Skills 2 in English and Math)
· Successful completion of industry placement
Students overall grade will be calculated from the grades achieved on Core and Occupational Specialism. Students that have missed either of the above will receive a statement of achievement for the elements that they have completed.
You can get a place on the course by completing an application form or applying online for an interview. Applicants are invited for an interview with a member of the School of Built Environment Sustainable Technologies.
5 GCSEs at grades C/GCSE grade 5 or above including both English Language and Mathematics, plus a college interview and initial assessment.
A commitment to undertaking a 315 hour / 45-day industry placement.
T Levels are new courses which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A Levels.
These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for work.
T levels are one of three post 16 options for young people which are:
· A Levels
· T Levels
This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19-year-old learner, who wishes to work within the engineering industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of knowledge about the engineering industry as well as the occupational skills required to enter the industry.
A learner who completes this qualification is well placed to develop to full occupational competence with the correct support and training.
When students complete a T Level study programme, students can choose between moving into a skilled occupation, further study, such as higher or degree apprenticeship or a higher-level technical qualification / university.
Typical job roles may include Surveying Technician, Digital Engineering Technician, Architectural Technician.
N/A for 16 to 18 Year Olds
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Civil Engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.
Waste disposal and environmental services managers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the operations and development of waste disposal and related environmental services facilities within private firms or public authorities.
Production managers and directors in construction direct and co-ordinate resources for the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works including houses, flats, factories, roads and runways, bridges, tunnels and railway works, harbour, dock and marine works and water supply, drainage and sewage works.
Architects plan and design the construction and development of buildings and land areas with regard to functional and aesthetic requirements.
Quantity surveyors advise on financial and contractual matters relating to, and prepare bills of quantities for, construction projects and provide other support functions concerning the financing and materials required for building projects.
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CAD Technicians or Draughtspersons prepare technical drawings, plans, maps, charts and similar items.
Site technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.
Construction site and building trades supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in construction and building trades.
Chartered surveyors conduct surveys related to the measurement, management, valuation and development of land, natural resources, buildings, other types of property, and infrastructure such as harbours, roads and railway lines.
Estimators, valuers and assessors plan and undertake the calculation of probable costs of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and other projects, estimate the value of property and chattels, and investigate insurance claims to assess their validity and to assign liability.
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