Specialism: Surveying and Design


Specialism: Civil Engineering

This course covers the underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills that support threshold competence in the Construction industry. Learners will develop an array of skills; report writing, construction calculations, technical drawing, digital modelling, presenting and collaborative working.

By opening the door to higher education or employment in the construction, design and surveying sector through employer involvement opportunities we hope to develop learners who have transferable skills development such as case study research, teamwork and client communication. There will be an opportunity for learners to showcase their skills, through practical assessments, the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to meet industry requirements to help close the UK skills gap.

At the end of the course, learners will successfully be able to demonstrate their knowledge of construction, skills and understanding through work-related contexts and employer led projects.

The purpose of this qualification is for learners to know and undertake fundamental surveying, design and planning processes and procedures. Learners will have the opportunity to plan, perform and evaluate their work whilst using a range of materials, methods and techniques.

Career Pathways.

The course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design or civil engineering.

Job Opportunities

Civil Engineering Technician: As a civil engineering technician, you would work closely with civil engineers and other professionals to assist in the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure projects. Your responsibilities may include conducting site surveys, preparing technical drawings and specifications, and assisting with project documentation.

Construction Site Supervisor: With your T level in civil engineering, you could work as a construction site supervisor. In this role, you would oversee construction activities, coordinate with subcontractors and workers, ensure compliance with safety regulations, and monitor project progress. You would also be responsible for resolving any issues that may arise during construction.

Estimator: Estimators are responsible for assessing the costs involved in construction projects. With your T level in civil engineering, you could work as an estimator, analyzing project requirements, quantifying materials and labor, and preparing accurate cost estimates. This role requires a strong understanding of construction methods and materials.

Quantity Surveyor: As a Quantity Surveyor, you would be responsible for managing the costs and finances of construction projects. Your tasks would include estimating and tendering for projects, preparing bills of quantities, conducting cost analysis, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring projects are delivered within budget. Quantity Surveyors play a crucial role in cost control and financial management throughout the life cycle of a construction project.

Cost Consultant: Cost Consultants provide expert advice on construction costs and financial feasibility. They assess project viability, conduct cost planning and forecasting, and advise clients on cost-effective solutions. Cost Consultants also assist with value engineering, risk management, and procurement strategies. This role requires strong analytical and communication skills.

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Further Information.

If you require further information on any aspect of the course you should contact the following:

AB Tariq
Mr AB Tariq,
Subject Leader KS4 Vocational Engineering