Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Design, Surveying & Planning


Study Programme



Course Start:

September 2024

Course Length:

2 years



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Course Overview

The T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning is a two-year technical study programme designed with employers to give young people the skills needed to progress into a technician career in the construction industry.

Typical roles include architectural technician, building services technician or technical surveyor.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and 'on-the-job' experience during an industry placement of at least 45 days.

They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study, or a higher apprenticeship.

  • T-levels are two year courses
  • Your time is split between 80% classroom learning & 20% industry placement
  • Placements are approximately 45 days (about 7 weeks)
  • T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need
  • T-level grades will be given as pass, merit, distinction, or distinction *

Course Content

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

  • The science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • Making accurate & appropriate measurements
  • Construction methods
  • Building regulations and standards
  • 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

In addition to the core content, students at LCB will specialise in:

  • Surveying and design for construction and the built environment

and study

  • Laser scanning - a land surveying method that can accurately measure and collect data from buildings and landscapes

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including GCSE English & Maths.

You’ll also be interviewed by one of our tutors and your school attendance report and reference will be taken into consideration.

What can I do after this course?

After completing this course, several options are available; you could move onto a higher education course at the College, including a full-time Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND) or a Higher Apprenticeship, or progress to university.

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