Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Construction and the Built Environment


Study Programme


T Level

Course Start:

September 2024

Course Length:

1 year


North Street Campus

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Course overview

The T level foundation program provides a high-quality route to a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning qualification.

What is the T Level Foundation Programme?

Think you might like to do a T Level, but need more time to get ready?

The T Level Foundation Programme will help you develop your skills and prepare you for the next level. It’s a one-year post-GCSE course designed to get you T Level ready. It will give you relevant knowledge, practical and study skills, work experience and support tailored to you and your chosen T Level subject area.

You can expect to: 

  • gain technical knowledge and practical skills relevant to your chosen T Level subject area
  • get ready for your T Level with industry work experience and preparation
  • develop industry-relevant English and maths skills, and digital skills
  • benefit from focused individual support and personal development
  • plan the right next step for you – and get the skills to succeed when you get there

Course content

On this Construction & the Built Environment T Level, you will learn:

Industry-relevant technical knowledge and skills

  • Study technical content custom-built to prepare for your chosen T Level subject area, designed with employers to get you ready for T Level.
  • Complete a small project in your chosen area – for example, working to find a solution to a real industry problem.
  • Learn about different T Levels and career options and get help to choose the right path for you.

Knowledge and skills for the workplace

  • Develop the knowledge and behaviours to excel in the workplace and the skills that employers value most, like communication and teamwork.
  • Put this into practice with high-quality work experience – you will have opportunities to meet employers and experience real workplaces – getting you ready for the T Level industry placement.

Positive attitude and behaviours

  • Take ownership of your development – you will get help to set goals and plan how to achieve them, plus regular feedback to stay on track.
  • Develop practical strategies to build your confidence and resilience.
  • Get opportunities for enrichment activities – for example, volunteering in your chosen area or taking part in a social action project.

Skills for successful study

  • Learn how to study effectively – you will develop strategies to plan your learning and manage your time.
  • Build your confidence with opportunities to practise the types of assessments you will encounter at T Level – from practicals to projects.

English, maths and digital skills

  • Learn how to apply the English, maths and digital skills that matter in your chosen industry.
  • Continue working towards achieving a GCSE grade 4 in English or maths if you do not already have this.

Entry requirements

This qualification requires five GCSEs. This must include English and Maths with one of these being at least a grade 4 and the other at least a grade 3. The other three GCSE's required at grade 3.

As part of the application process, you'll be invited in for an interview to discuss the course in more detail and to understand your career aspirations.

If you’re interested in this course but don’t have these grades, please still get in touch as we can offer advice and support with other options at Leeds College of Building

To speak with an adviser, please call 0113 222 6002.

What can I do after this course?

Once you've finished the course and received your Level 2 Certificate in Construction & the Built Environment, there are a number of options available. 

Depending on your final grade you could move onto a T level course. After your T level, a higher education course including a HTQ/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university, or you could seek employment.

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