Course: T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code

T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus


2 Years



T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. They’ve been co-created by the industry that you want to be a part of, so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to leap ahead of the crowd and into your desired career. T Levels are new to East Coast College and will be starting in September 2022.

The core element of a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as design principles, project management and health and safety. You will also learn about the commercial side of construction, including stakeholder management, business structures and entrepreneurship. As the construction industry is always evolving, you will dive into the world of digital technology, innovation and sustainability, to understand how the industry will be shaped in the future.

You will then choose a specialism designed to support your interests, so you can get deeper into your chosen job and build up the skills you need for your future job. You can choose from specialism modules in either Building Services Design, Civil Engineering, Hazardous Materials or Surveying and Design.

Then you will be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement for a minimum of 315 hours. This will give you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, such as a construction company or civil engineer, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.


You will need to have achieved a GCSE grade 5 or above in maths, English and science.


Following a T Level, you could progress straight into a skilled profession or continue your studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship.

Career options might include becoming a Surveyor, Civil Engineer or Town Planner – our careers advisors can help you find the right path.