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Construction: Building Services Engineering T Level Full-time

In Brief

Start Date

This course will commence in September 2024 and take two years to complete.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including GCSE English and Maths plus pre-admission assessments.

You will achieve

T Level in Construction: Building Services Engineering

Course overview

T Levels are courses for 16-to-18 year olds that are studied at the same level as doing A Levels. They are for young people who prefer a more technical education when they come to College, rather than following a purely academic pathway, or a work-based apprenticeship.

T Levels provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the student’s chosen industry or occupation.
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation.
  • Common workplace skills. Students who achieve a T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate which employers will use as evidence in their recruitment.
  • T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom or workshop-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience.

Course content

Barnsley College’s T Level in Construction: Building services engineering is a two-year, technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills required in industry. The study programme will provide a mixture of technical knowledge and skills specific to their chosen industry or occupation and an industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation.

The course provides the underpinning knowledge for their chosen career pathway, the content of this qualifications has been designed to support progression to particular roles. The qualification content has been designed in consultation with employers, professional bodies and higher-education providers to ensure that the content is appropriate for the progression routes identified.

Students will learn about the following topics:

Health and safety
Building technology
Information and data
Construction and the built environment industry
Relationship management
Commercial business principles
Building services
Maintenance principles
Tools, equipment and materials

Additional content covered for occupational specialisms will also allow you to develop your problem solving skills whilst working to a client brief. You will have the opportunity to design and develop construction projects whilst working in a collaborative environment.

There is also a large focus on transferable skills which have been identified by the employers identified below. These include:

Applying a logical approach to solving problems, identifying issues and proposing solutions
Communication skills (verbal, body language, group control, positioning)
Critical thinking/problem solving skills
Collaboration skills
This specialist course will also allow you to enhance your broader skills in literacy and numeracy, develop transferable skills in communication (working with real colleagues, customers and clients) and undertake research and live project development work.

Core Component:
• Paper A written examination
• Paper B written examination
• Employer set project

In order to achieve a grade for Core Components, students must have results for both sub-components (the core written examinations and the employer set project).

The combined results for these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall grade A*- E and U.

Occupational Specialism Component:
• Synoptic Assignments

You will also be required to successfully achieve a Distinction/Merit/Pass grade in one of the Occupational Specialism Components.

You will need safety footwear, overalls, writing materials, drawing equipment and paper.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

Successful completion of the course allows students the opportunity to progress to highly skilled employment, an Apprenticeship or higher level study, including university, within the specialist area.

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Construction: Building Services Engineering T Level Full-time

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