T Level inConstruction (Electrical Installation)

T Levels follow GCSEs and are equivalent to studying three A levels. T levels are an advanced level, 2-year technical qualification designed with employers to give you a head start towards the future you want.

The Construction T Level focuses on Electrotechnical Engineering.

Course Content

Year 1 is made up of three key parts:

1. Core: Knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts and theories of the construction industry:

  • Construction and the Built Environment History
  • Sustainability
  • Measurement
  • Building Technology
  • Information and Data
  • Relationship Management
  • Digital Technology
  • Commercial / Business
  • Health and Safety
  • Science
  • Design
  • Legislation, Regulation and Standards
  • Building Services Engineering (BSE) Systems
  • Maintenance Principles
  • Tools, Equipment and Materials
  • English, Maths and digital skills needed in the construction industry

2. Employer Set Project: A project set by construction leaders that requires you to apply your knowledge to a real-life problem in the industry.

3. Industry Placement: Towards the end of the year, you will get the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills you have learned in to action as you start your industry placement. You will work with an external construction industry employer to apply your knowledge and develop your technical skills in a real-life construction workplace.

Year 2 is made up of two key parts:

1. You will specialise in Electrotechnical Engineering;

Studying and practicing this branch of the construction industry will help you to develop specialist knowledge and skills on how to install, commission and maintain electrical and electronic systems.

2. Continuation of your Industry Placement; with an external construction industry employer which will develop your technical skills and apply your knowledge in a workplace environment.

Across year one and two, you will complete at least 45 days in total working in the construction industry, giving you valuable experience in the workplace and employers the chance to see the new talent in their industry.

Features/Benefits

T Levels are designed to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs. The Construction T level has been designed with leading businesses and employers in the construction industry and gives you:

  • A thorough understanding of concepts and theories of the construction industry.
  • The opportunity to solve real life problems in the construction industry.
  • Valuable experience of learning from the experts through working side by side with those in the construction industry on your industry placement so that you have the chance to learn what this career is like in the real world while you continue your studies.
  • Specialist knowledge and skills of electrical and electronic systems engineering.
  • Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.
  • T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language at grade 5.

GCSE Maths at grade 5.

And 3 other GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

A previous study of construction is not a requirement; however, you should have an interest in construction and be prepared to discuss this further at interview.

Please note: if you do not meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible to study a T Level Transition programme with us.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice. international@loucoll.ac.uk

Assessment Methods

Year 1:

  • Core Assessment: Externally Set Test – Paper 1 and Paper 2 are both graded A*-E.
  • Employer Set Project: Externally assessed project work is graded A*-E.
  • Industry Placement: Evidence log to show completion of hours required and evidence of development of technical skills and application of knowledge in a workplace environment.

Year 2:

  • Synoptic assessment to judge how well the competence requirements have been met. Graded: Distinction, Merit or Pass.
  • Industry Placement: Evidence log to show completion of hours required and evidence of development of technical skills and application of knowledge in a workplace environment.

Progression Opportunities

T Levels offer many opportunities for progression:

  • Progress to University: You can use the UCAS points you achieve as a result of completing your T level to continue your studies at university.
  • Enter Employment: You can use the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained to start working in the construction industry.
  • Apprenticeship: There are many opportunities offered through apprenticeships that allow you to carry on learning (20%) whilst spending most of your time (80%) furthering your skills in the workplace.

There are a variety of careers you can pursue once you have completed the course as the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will develop are highly prized within a broad range of businesses.

Careers within the electrotechnical engineering industry may include:

  • Electrician,
  • PAT Tester,
  • Installation Engineer,
  • Electrical Maintenance Engineer.

Course FAQs

Q: Can you only study one T level?
A: Yes. Each T level is a full-time programme.

Q: Do I have to pay to complete a T level?
A: Like A Levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

Q: How many employers will I work with as part of my industry placement?
A: It is likely that you will work with at least 2 employers as part of your industry placement so that you have the opportunity to experience different working environments.

Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts

Dates:

  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Level:

3

Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24ETH0011

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