Building Services Engineering T Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

On this course you will study health and safety, science, design, construction and the built environment, industry, sustainability, measurement, building technology, information and data, relationship management, digital technology, and commercial/business.

T Levels are an exciting new way to study at Stockport College. You’ll still study for two years and gain a certificate equivalent to three A Levels but, unlike A Levels, these courses have been developed in collaboration with businesses and employers, preparing you for the career you want with meaningful work experience.

Technical qualification (TQ) is the main, classroom-based element. You will learn about your chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO).

Industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give you a practical insight into the sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning you will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College

Age

College 16-18

Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years

Department

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.

T Levels are new courses which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

This course includes an industry placement, with your new employer focused on nurturing your talent and developing your practical and technical skills. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days), but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and it’s also possible to share part of the placement with another employer.

T Level courses will include the following compulsory elements:

A technical qualification, which will include:
– Core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
– Specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
– An industry placement with an employer
– A minimum standard in maths and English if you’ve not already achieved that at GCSE

Technical qualification (TQ) is the main, classroom-based element. You will learn about your chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO).

Industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give you a practical insight into the sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning you will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.
During the second year of study you will experience both electro-technical and Building services activities that will allow you to choose your preferred route into industry.

On successful completion of the course you will be perfectly placed to enter a specialism within the building services 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.

To help you to get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels.

UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade. You must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.

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.

When you complete your T Level, you’ll receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. You’ll also get a nationally recognised certificate, which will show your overall grade and a breakdown of what you’ve achieved.

The T Level certificate will include:

An overall grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit, distinction or distinction*
A separate grade for the core component, using A* to E
A separate grade for each occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction
It will also include confirmation that you’ve:

Met the minimum requirements for Maths and English qualifications
Completed the industry placement
Met any additional mandatory requirements
Your overall T Level grade will be worked out from the grades you achieved on the core component and the occupational specialism(s).

If you don’t pass all elements of your T Level, you’ll get a T Level statement of achievement which will show the elements you have completed.

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.


For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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