Posted on 05 August 2022

Preparations are underway to welcome the first group of T Level students to Leeds College of Building.

The new T Level in Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction will start in September and combines classroom theory, practical learning, and a minimum 315 hours of industry placement with an employer.

T Levels are new 2-year courses that follow GCSEs and offer an alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships (equivalent to studying 3 A Levels).

The new T Level students attended a “warm up” event at the College to orientate themselves ahead of the new term. The session included a drawing challenge to design a dream house, information about the programme and staff, and an opportunity for Q&As.

Charlie Cash, who attended the event, said:

“I chose this T Level as I would like to go on to either uni or complete an apprenticeship in Chartered Surveying.”

Fellow student Samuel Roper said:

“[The T Level…] sounded like a good choice for what I wanted to do, and I like how it introduces you to all components of construction.”

Another attendee, Charlie Brewer, fed back:

“I wanted to be able to say in the future that I took this course when it came out – I want to try something new.”

Student Josh Moorhouse said:

“I want to get into architecture and T Levels seems to be a very good doorway into that area of construction.”

Developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, the T Level ensures students get real workplace experience. Content is designed to meet industry needs and prepare students for work to give them a head start in a construction career.

Following a T Level, students can progress straight into a skilled profession or continue studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship. Career options might include becoming a Surveyor, Civil Engineer, or Town Planner.

Find out more about enrolling on the T Level in Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction here.