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T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

Lay the foundations for a career in construction - our T Level qualification is equivalent to THREE A-Levels!


Build your dream career in construction

This course can be the starting point to enter the construction and civil engineering industry as a civil engineer, land surveyor, designer, quantity surveyor, project manager or similar roles. You will learn skills including:

  • Health and safety
  • Construction technology
  • Construction maths and science
  • Commercial business
  • Project management
  • Design


Design different buildings (internally and externally) by hand and with AutoCAD.

Survey land and create drawings from your surveys.

Plan projects from researching to implementing and running (including quantity surveying requirements).

The course is a mixture of classroom learning, practical and placement.

It offers real workplace experience and gets students ready for higher apprenticeships and employment.

The course has outstanding outcomes for learners progressing into higher apprenticeships.

Lee Todd construction

Why choose Lakes?

We have a wide range of facilities and equipment to engage learners in real-world practical learning including:

  • Construction Skills Centre with brickwork, electrical, joinery, painting and decorating and plumbing areas
  • Civil Engineering Training Centre with indoor and outdoor practical areas and classrooms

What is a T Level?

What is a T Level?

  • • A new alternative option

    A two-year qualification that you can do after GCSEs as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship

  • • Equivalent to THREE A levels

    Your T Level will be worth UCAS points and recognised by universities and other education providers

  • • Gain on-the-job experience

    You’ll spend 20 per cent of your time on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for

Additional information

You will need to have at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and maths.

Applicants must also successfully complete a mandatory assessment day.

After completing a T Level you could go on to an apprenticeship, higher apprenticeship, Higher Education and/or degree apprenticeship, or have the skills to enter full-time employment.

This could be with Lakes College based on the existing (and growing) offer, or to another provider.

Apply now

Apply now

You can apply to our course directly via our website.