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T-Level in Building Services Engineering for Construction (Plumbing)

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course is suit­able for any­one want­i­ng a career in con­struc­tion, specif­i­cal­ly in Plumb­ing and Heat­ing Engineering.

This course offers you an attrac­tive alter­na­tive to A Lev­els and appren­tice­ships. An indus­try-based work place­ment is required to run along­side your course, this must be a min­i­mum of 315 hours and will fur­ther rein­force your new­ly learned skills and offer a true insight into the con­struc­tion industry.


Entry Require­ments

4 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above includ­ing Eng­lish and Maths (or Func­tion­al Skills at Lev­el 2) and either a sci­ence or design tech­nol­o­gy based subject. 

Stu­dents who have achieved the Lev­el 2 Diplo­ma in Plumb­ing will be con­sid­ered for this T lev­el if they have achieved Maths and Eng­lish to Grade 4/C or above. 

You must demon­strate a min­i­mum of 90% atten­dance at your last place of work or study. 

If you don’t meet these require­ments but want to start on your cho­sen career path, entry require­ments for Foun­da­tion Pro­grammes are slight­ly low­er. You will need a min­i­mum Grade 3 in Eng­lish (lan­guage) and a Grade 4 in maths, plus two oth­er GCSEs at grade 3 or above. If you don’t meet these foun­da­tion entry require­ments, a Lev­el 1 course may be an option for you, 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, includ­ing Eng­lish and maths. We will review each appli­ca­tion case-by-case to ensure you get a place on the most suit­able course.

Poten­tial Future Career

This tech­ni­cal qual­i­fi­ca­tion focus­es on the devel­op­ment of knowl­edge and skills need­ed for work­ing in the Build­ing ser­vices Engi­neer­ing indus­try, which will pre­pare you to enter the indus­try through employ­ment or as an Appren­tice. Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course accrues UCAS points and a num­ber of major UK uni­ver­si­ties accept T Lev­els. Please see points achieved by grades below.

T Lev­el Dis­tinc­tion* = 168 UCAS Tar­iff Points = A*A*A* at A Lev­el
T Lev­el Dis­tinc­tion = 144 UCAS Tar­iff Points = AAA at A Lev­el
T Lev­el Mer­it = 120 UCAS Tar­iff Points = BBB at A Lev­el
T Lev­el Pass (C or above) = 96 UCAS Tar­iff Points = CCC at A Lev­el
T Lev­el Pass (D or E) = 72 UCAS Tar­iff Points = DDD at A Level

Due to the high-lev­el aca­d­e­m­ic nature of the T‑Level and the con­sid­er­able indus­try place­ment ele­ment totalling a min­i­mum of 315 hours, you will also have the nec­es­sary knowl­edge, skills, and behav­iours to suc­cess­ful­ly progress direct­ly in to spe­cial­ist area of the sci­ence indus­try, or you can progress on to an appren­tice­ship or high­er lev­el study.

Course Con­tent

Stu­dents will devel­op an under­stand­ing of the fun­da­men­tal Health & Safe­ty prac­tices asso­ci­at­ed with car­ry­ing out con­struc­tion and BSE work including: 

  • Sci­en­tif­ic prin­ci­ples relat­ed to con­struc­tion activities 
  • The con­struc­tion indus­try and careers with­in it 
  • Prin­ci­ples of sus­tain­abil­i­ty and design rel­e­vant to con­struc­tion projects 
  • Infor­ma­tion, data and prin­ci­ples of measurement 
  • Tools, equip­ment and mate­ri­als used in BSE work 
  • Leg­is­la­tion, reg­u­la­tions and approved stan­dards that apply to BSE systems.




The fan­tas­tic tutors and indus­try stan­dard facil­i­ties have giv­en me the skills I need to progress to the plumb­ing Indus­try and under­take fur­ther gas fit­ting qualifications.

James Benson



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