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    About the course

    This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.

    Entry requirements

    Example: 5 GCSEs Grades A* - C/ 4’s and above to include English and Maths

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

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    Why study?

    T Levels are new two-year, Level 3 study programme that will offer an attractive alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships. T Levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 315 hours of industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace. 

    The qualification comprises 3 elements:

    • Core Knowledge
    • Occupational Specialism
    • Work Placement

    The construction industry makes up approximately 10% of the employment market which makes it one of the largest industries in the country. There is a shortage of skilled and qualified people in the construction industry.

    Core modules

    The Core Content covers the underpinning knowledge and understanding of concepts,

    including theories and principles for construction occupations encompassed in the

    following content areas:

    • Health and safety
    • Science
    • Measurement
    • Building technology
    • Information and data
    • Digital technology
    • Construction mathematical techniques
    • Design
    • Construction and the built environment industry
    • Sustainability
    • Relationship management
    • Commercial business
    • Project management
    • Law

    How will I be assessed?

    Written assignments, practical skills tests, guided assignment work and presentations.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course

    T Levels Q&A


    T Levels are new technical courses which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. They are Level 3 course that span approximately 1800 hours over 2 years. These courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

    T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or an apprenticeship.


    Harlow College will offer T Levels starting in the 2021/22 academic year, initially in the following areas:

    • creative and digital
    • construction
    • childcare and education
    • health and science


    T Levels are ideal for learners who are looking for a more technical route into skilled employment, further study or an apprenticeship.

    T Levels are a technical alternative to A Levels and prepare learners for technical careers.


    T Levels will include the following compulsory elements:

    • a technical qualification, which will include core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area and specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
    • an industry placement with an employer
    • a minimum standard in maths and English if learners have not already achieved them


    T Levels include 315 hours (approximately 45 days) of industry placement with an employer. Around 80% of time will be spent in the classroom and 20% on placement. This differs to an Apprenticeship, which is typically 80% in the workplace and 20% in the classroom.

    Industry placements can be undertaken as a block, as individual days, or a combination of the two.

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