Course: T Level in Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment

Study Level

Level 3


Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



Our T Level in Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment will help you to develop knowledge and skills in a range of core elements that underpin the construction industry.

You will learn the key concepts and theories in design, surveying and planning. You 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 well as budgeting and resource management and procurement.

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.

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 local or national construction employer while you study, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.

Want more information about T Levels? Visit our T Level information page.


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, technical surveyor, town planning assistant or building technician – our careers advisor can help you choose the right path.

"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