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Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 as a minimum.
T Levels are new course, which follow GCSEs and are 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.
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.
The T Level Technical Qualification in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning has two mandatory components:
Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 45 working days but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these.
Students who pass all the elements of their T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate showing an overall grade of pass, merit or distinction. It will also set out the details of what students have achieved on the course.
The T Level certificate will include:
Tasks will be set and briefs given for each of the occupational specialisms:
Students will be given a work-related problem to solve, where knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours are drawn together. The brief will require the student to analyse set of variables provided in context to the occupational specialism; research of a local environment, design a workable solution to the problem and verification of the solution with the client. Students will need to be observed operating safely when carrying out some tasks.
Students undertaking this Technical Qualification will be 16–18 years old and in full-time education. They will have chosen a T Level as an alternative to A Levels, Applied Generals or an Apprenticeship.
The typical student will likely have:
This Technical Qualification is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the construction sector, with a focus on surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design or hazardous materials surveying. Job roles could include:
The jobs available to students will be based on their individual abilities in the construction sector and will be supported by their achievement of this qualification.
Alternatively, students could progress sideways to Level 3 construction Apprenticeships to develop and gain certification of their occupational competence, or they could progress to higher level Apprenticeships such as: