T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

Stockport College’s T Level in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning is a two-year, technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills required in industry. The study programme will provide a mixture of technical knowledge and skills specific to their chosen industry or occupation and an industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation.
The course provides the underpinning knowledge for their chosen career pathway, the content of this qualifications has been designed to support progression to particular roles. The qualification content has been designed in consultation with employers, professional bodies and higher-education providers to ensure that the content is appropriate for the progression routes identified.
Students will learn about the following topics:
• Health and safety
• Science
• Measurement
• Building technology
• Information and data
• Digital technology
• Building Information Modelling
• Construction mathematical techniques
• Design
• Construction and the built environment industry
• Sustainability
• Relationship management
• Commercial business
• Project management
• Law
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.
There is also a large focus on transferable skills which have been identified by the employers identified below. These include:
• Applying a logical approach to solving problems, identifying issues and proposing solutions
• Communication skills (verbal, body language, group control, positioning)
• Creativity
• Critical thinking/problem solving-skills
• Collaboration skills

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration



Building Services

A GCSE in both English Language and maths at grade 4 or above or Functional Skills in both English and maths at Level 2, plus two other GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

This specialist course will also allow you to enhance your broader skills in literacy and numeracy, develop transferable skills in communication (working with real colleagues, customers, and clients) and undertake research and live project development work.

On successful completion of the course you will be perfectly placed to enter a specialism within the construction field or you may prefer to look at Construction management training.

T Levels will provide you with various progression options. These include skilled employment, apprenticeships and higher education.

Assessment is carried out via a variety of formal methods during your course plus assessments such as external exams, controlled assessments, an employer-led set project, and through practical assignments.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

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