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Design, Surveying & Planning – Surveying & Design for Construction & the Built Environment

T Level courses have been designed in collaboration with employers to help prepare you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work in the building service industry. During the 2-year programme, you will learn the core knowledge and skills for entry to a range of construction occupations.

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.

By completing this qualification, you will be well-placed to develop full occupational competence.
In addition, you will undertake a minimum 315 hours (approximately 45 days) of industry placement. This is a mandatory part of the programme.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
2 Years
Level 3
Course Level

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grades 9-5 including English, maths & science
  • Interview

What you will study

You will develop a general understanding of construction, including:

  • Health and safety
  • The science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • Making accurate and appropriate measurements
  • Construction methods
  • Building regulations and standards
  • Data management and information standards in construction
  • Relationship management and customer service
  • How the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
  • 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
  • Business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

You will also learn about topics specific to design, surveying and planning, including:

  • Project management
  • Budgeting and resource allocation
  • Procurement
  • Risk management
  • Surveying and design for construction and the built environment

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Higher level study
  • Apprenticeship


  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Technical Surveyor
  • Building Control  Officer
  • Buiding Technician
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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