T Level in Construction (Design, Surveying and Planning) - MK College

T Level: Construction (Design, Surveying and Planning)

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To complete the T Level in Construction students will learn Design, Surveying and Planning. It is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the construction sector, with a focus on design and surveying or civil engineering. This wide range of theory construction input with support from industry can lead to employment opportunities as a Surveying Technician, Architectural Technician Civil engineering Design Technician, Construction Design Coordinator and many more all with progression routes into higher education.

Please note: T Levels are only available for students that will be 16-18 whilst studying the qualification. 

What will I do?

  • You will complete Industry standard work experience.
  • The course is designed in liaison with industry experts.
  • There are a wide range of progression routes both in employment and higher education.
  • The course is linked to construction professional bodies – Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers.

What’s next?

There is a range of progression routes for after a T-Level in Construction, leading to a level 4 apprenticeship, employment, university or HE at college.

Is it for me?

T-Level construction students will be in college four days a week for the technical qualification. You will then have one day for your work placement and one session a week for tutorial and additional planned virtual placements.

4 to 6 hours of homework per week is also advised. Staff will monitor progress and have 1:1 meetings with each learners. Progress will be monitored and targets will be set. Learners will also have progress reviews during work experience by both college staff and the employer. There are two externally set exams graded at A* to E for the core units and employer set task as well as an externally assessed synoptic assessment for the occupational specialism either in Surveying and Design or Civil Engineering.

Future Career Opportunities


Safety clothing i.e boots, hard hat, gloves and High viz jacket are needed for a T-Level in construction. A majority of theory content is available online but some text books(optional) are advised.


15 hours over 4 days a week at college for the technical qualification, 1 day a week for work placement, 1 session a week for tutorials and additional planned Virtual placements. 4 to 6 hours of homework per week is also advised.


You are on track to study at Level 3. You require 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C to include English, Maths and Science.


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