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T-LEVEL IN BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING FOR CONSTRUCTION (PLUMBING OR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION)

Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 20-10-21

T-Levels are a pioneering new courses which are co-created with leading employers and aim to ensure young people across the country have access to a variety of programmes that successfully develop them into the skilled workforce of the future.

The T-Level in Building Services Engineering for Construction is being offered at Preston College from September 2022 and will provide you with not only a technical qualification but invaluable industry experience. T-Levels are developed with employers so you know you are getting the right skills and experience that they are after from their workforce.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

T-Levels are split into core units and specialist units. Core units cover the following areas to develop your knowledge: health and safety; building design, surveying and planning; making accurate and appropriate measurements; construction methods; building regulations and standards; data management; relationship management and customer service; digital engineering techniques; mathematical techniques; construction design principles and processes; the construction industry and its role in the economy; sustainability and the environment; business, commerce and corporate social responsibility.

You will also learn about topics specific to building services engineering, including: building technology principles; building services engineering systems; maintenance principles; tools, equipment and materials.

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

  • electrical and electronic equipment engineering
  • plumbing and heating engineering

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

80% of your studies will be within the College, this will be either in a classroom where you will build theoretical knowledge, or in one of our specialist building services facilities where you can develop your practical skills.

20% of the qualification will involve a 45 day (315 hours) industry placement with a local employer. During this time you will gain real work experience within the construction industry.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will complete formal assessments and examinations.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Gaining a T-Level can help learners with progression onto higher study, Apprenticeships or into skilled employment.

T-Levels focus on technical skills and are equivalent to three A-Levels and are worth UCAS points. For example, a T-Level at grade Distinction* is worth the same as three A-Levels at A* and will be recognised by universities and other providers, meaning you have the option to continue your studies after college.

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in areas such as electric installation and maintenance, plumbing or heating.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English Language and maths.

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