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    About the course

    The aim of the Transition Programme is to ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours essential to progress on to our T Level programme. On your course you will gain an understanding of the construction industry and the roles each of the professions play in a construction project.  You will also be required to further develop your English and Maths to the required standard to be able to progress on to the T Level.

    Entry requirements


    English – 3

    Maths – 3

    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?

    Throughout the course you will take part in a range of activities working both as part of a group and independently. You will develop practical design skills and a deeper understanding of how to apply mathematical principles in a construction context. There will be opportunities to take part in surveying and civil engineering activities as well as a requirement to take part in a construction project.

    Our students each year take part in a national design competition with the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education. We also took part in a suicide prevention campaign liked to the construction industry. 

    We have strong links with the following companies:

    • VolkerFitzpatrick
    • Mace 
    • HTS Group 
    • Wilmott Dixon 

    Where will this course take me?

    If you move onto the Level 3 you will then be able to gain UCAS points and move on to HE.

    Possible careers:

    • Land Surveyor
    • Quantity Surveyor
    • Civil Engineer 
    • Architect 
    • Site Manager

    Core modules

    Level 2

    • Construction Technology
    • Construction and Design 
    • Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction 
    • Sustainability in Construction
    • Exploring Surveying 
    • Exploring Civil Engineering 

    Level 3 

    • Projects in Construction 

    How will I be assessed?

    Will include a wide range of assessment methods including written assignments, videos, professional discussions and posters.

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

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


    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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