Our T-Level in Onsite Construction will develop your knowledge and understanding in a range of core elements that will underpin your learning in the Construction industry. You will be given a context to the industry, learn the key concepts design, materials, and building technologies, and develop the skills you need to work in this industry.
During the two years of this course, you will study a range of core elements that include:
Health and Safety - you will understand legislation, liability, and the importance of safe systems of work.
Science - you will learn scientific principles in building, understand materials science such as material properties and chemical composition, and learn the importance of structural science such as forces, loads, and materials.
Design - you will learn about design principles and buildability, and have an understanding of the benefits of good design and how it can impact performance and budget.
Building Technology - you will learn about different construction methods such as including traditional and modern methods, forms of construction, and building regulations and standards.
Commercial and Business principles - you will learn about setting business objectives, creating business values that are ethical and transparent, and learn how to measure success with benchmarking, KPIs, and target setting.
You will also have the opportunity to specialise in one of these areas depending on your interest:
You'll then have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement to demonstrate your learning in response to an employer-set brief. Your English, maths, and digital skills will also be enhanced throughout the two years.
Minimum five grade 4-9/C-A* at GCSE, including English and Maths.
Once you have completed the course, you will achieve an overall pass grade for the T-Level, shown as pass, merit or distinction.
T-Levels have been developed in collaboration with businesses and are based on the same standards as apprenticeships - which are approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
Once you have finished the course, you may decide to go into employment, apply for university, or start an apprenticeship.
Employment is a natural progression from the course as you will be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills in this particular area.
You may decide that you'd like to work and learn, in which case an apprenticeship would be a seamless transition. Depending on your chosen employer and the level of the apprenticeship, you might be able to start a higher apprenticeship at Level 4 and study to degree level.
If you'd like to carry on studying and specialise in a particular area, then you will be able to apply to university. Your T-Level qualification will give you the equivalent grades as 3 A-Levels, which means you will have enough UCAS points to join courses such as Surveying or Construction Management.
This course is currently ony available to students aged 16-18 on the 31st August of the year of entry.