Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

Course content, course specifications, outlines and teaching resources for the Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level. 

Core content

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
  • business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

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

  • project management
  • budgeting and resource allocation
  • procurement
  • risk management

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • surveying and design for construction and the built environment
  • civil engineering
  • building services design
  • hazardous materials analysis and surveying

Awarding Organisation resources

Pearson has developed a wide range of resources to help providers to deliver the Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level.

Approval and quality assurance

  • Support to help providers through the approval process can be here in the provider approval section

Registration, entries and results

  • Information on how to register learners for their T Level as well as how to make bookings for the correct assessment series can be found here in the key dates schedule section

Administrative support

  • Details about fees, quality assurance and assessment and support guides can be found here

Specification and specimen assessment materials

  • Specimen assessment materials for the core exams, employer set projects and occupational specialist components can be found here

Assessment guidance found here

  • Past papers mark schemes and chief examiner reports for core and occupational specialisms
  • Example Employer Set Projects, with briefs, tutor guidance and mark schemes
  • Exemplification materials can be found here

Teaching and learning materials found here

  • For both the core component and occupational specialist component, including curriculum planners, case studies, worksheets, project delivery guides and topic guides

Other resources include:

Additional considerations for this course

Construction site card
If students require a construction site card for their industry placement, schools and colleges may need to think about delivering the health and safety content of the technical qualification early.

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