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T-Level Design, Surveying and Planning

This two-year course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the needs of the industry and prepare students for the world of work. The construction industry is constantly evolving, students will dive into the world of digital technology, innovation and sustainability, to understand how the industry will be shaped in the future.

Studying at Thomas Telford UTC

Located on the Springfield Campus in Wolverhampton, Thomas Telford UTC is proud to be part of the largest Construction Education Campus in Europe.

We offer a first-class educational experience in 'Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction' for students wishing to pursue a well-paid and fulfilling career across the enormous range of roles within the professional and technical aspects of the construction industry.

We have been working closely with the DfE Construction Education Advisory Board, Employers and the DfE for the last five years, observing and contributing to the continued development of the Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T-Levels course.

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Course Delivery

The Level 3 T Level Qualification in Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction will provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment related to a digital environment, an apprenticeship or related technical study through further or higher education.

Including modules in Construction methods, Building Regulations and Standards and Digital Engineering Techniques, this T Level also provides the opportunity to complete 315 hours of relevant work experience which can give you a careers edge and fast track you into the area of work that you are interested in. You will develop a rounded knowledge and relevant set of skills that are favoured amongst employers in this sector.

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

  • Project management
  • Budgeting and resource allocation
  • Procurement
  • Risk management

Course Objectives

All students 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

Potential Career Pathways

  • Civil Engineering
  • Technical Surveyor
  • Building Technician
  • Building Control Officer
  • Town Planning Assistant
  • Geospatial Technician


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