T Level Three Onsite Construction (Carpentry and Joinery)

T Levels are a new option for young people aged 16-18 to pursue after GCSEs. T Levels are new, two-year technical qualification. A T Level is equivalent to three A Levels and is designed to provide you with specific skills and industry experience, to make you more employable as you enter the world of work. They can also be used to set you up for a higher-level or degree apprenticeship or university.

As part of a T Level, you’ll split your time between classroom-based learning and an industry placement of at least 45 days, which will be organised by your training provider.

If you know which area of construction you’d like to work in and want to combine practical and theoretical classroom learning with a hands-on work placement experience, a T Level could be your perfect fit.

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying. Students can progress into roles such as:

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Technical Surveyor
  • Building Technician
  • Building Control Officer
  • Town Planning Assistant
  • Geospatial Technical

Beverley Course Code PF331/1

Bridlington Course Code PS199/1

What will I study?

All students will develop a general understanding of construction, including:

  • Health and safety
  • The science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • Making accurate and appropriate measurements
  • Construction methods
  • Building regulations and standards
  • Data management and information standards in construction
  • Relationship management and customer service
  • How the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
  • Digital engineering techniques
  • Mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
  • Construction design principles and processes
  • The construction industry and its role in the economy
  • Sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
  • Business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

You will also learn about topics specific to design, surveying and planning, including:

  • Project management
  • Budgeting and resource allocation
  • Procurement
  • Risk management

How will I be assessed?

  • You will be assessed through both assignment-based projects using real life scenarios and practical tasks allowing you to develop your knowledge and skills on the course. With a final assessment project externally set.

How will the course be delivered?

What’s included in a T Level?

T Levels take two years to complete and involve:

  • A technical qualification - the T Level (providing you with specialist theoretical and practical skills)
  • You will be assessed through both assignment-based projects using real life scenarios and practical tasks allowing you to develop your knowledge and skills on the course. With a final assessment project externally set.
  • An industry placement with an employer
  • A minimum standard in Maths and English (if you don’t already have these).

Your time will be split between classroom-based learning (up to 80%) and a placement within the construction industry (at least 20%). The industry placement is an opportunity to put the skills you’ve gained at college into practice in a real-life situation.

Depending on the employer you train with, your industry placement may be completed as a block, on day release or as a mix of the two. You may be able to split your time between more than one placement, to gain more diverse experience.

Entry requirements

  • Grade 4 or above in maths
  • Grade 4 or above in English Language
  • Grade 4 or above in 2 other subjects

What next?

Once you’ve completed your T Level, you’ll be able to apply for jobs in skilled employment at entry level. Alternatively, you could apply for a higher or degree apprenticeship, or a university place to continue your professional training in construction.

The employer offering your industry placement may recommend that you apply for a job in their company or may be able to provide a reference to help you find work after your course.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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