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

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus


2 Years



"We are proud to be working with East Coast College and the carpentry and bricklaying students to provide practical advice and skills and a chance to find out what it is like to work in the construction industry. This year we launched our Target 50 initiative which aims to encourage more females to look at career opportunities in the construction sector and our commitment to bring 50 female apprentices or technical trainees into construction-related roles this year. The initiative forms part of Persimmon’s 50th anniversary celebrations and supports our commitment to building and retaining a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Persimmon Homes has a strong working relationship with East Coast College. The students we have on apprenticeship with us are both hardworking and keen to learn, and are well supported by the college. We feel this is a mutually beneficial arrangement as the students gain valuable experience in the construction industry to support their college course."

Persimmon Homes Anglia

Michelle Baker, Managing Director

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 career. You can choose from specialist 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 of 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.

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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 building control officer, civil engineering technician, technical surveyor, town planning assistant or building technician.