Onsite Construction

Course content, course specifications, outlines and teaching resources for the Onsite 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

Options to specialise

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

  • bricklaying
  • carpentry and joinery
  • plastering
  • painting and decorating

Awarding Organisation resources

City & Guilds has developed a wide range of resources to help providers to deliver the Onsite Construction T Level.

Approval and quality assurance

  • Support to help providers through the approval process can be found here.

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.

Teaching, learning and planning resources (found in the teaching, learning and planning resources tab of this page)

  • Essential guidance and information for the planning, delivery assessment and administration of the T Level TQs, including key dates schedules and Higher Education information.

Assessment guidance 

  • Past papers, mark schemes and chief examiner reports for core and occupational specialisms (also includes specimen papers and mark schemes).
  • Example Employer Set Projects, with briefs, tutor guidance and mark schemes.
  • Guidance on how to deliver and mark assessments which form part of the T Level technical qualifications (found in the assessment guidance tab of this page).

Tutor and learning materials (found in the curriculum delivery planners and tutor resources tabs of this page)

  • For both the core component and occupational specialist component, including curriculum planners, schemes of work and worksheets.

Other resources include:

Onsite Construction – CSCS pilot scheme

T Level students are already able to acquire a CSCS ‘trainee card’ to ensure they can work onsite during their Industry Placement. Now, to support progression into work from Onsite Construction T Levels, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is working with DfE, Gatsby, NOCN and CSCS to fund a pilot a scheme to support progression for T Level graduates who wish to pursue a career in Carpentry & Joinery or Bricklaying. Find out more here 

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