Construction & the Built Environment

T Level Foundation Programme in Construction - R286

Wirral Waters Campus Full Time Level 2

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This course is suitable for anyone wanting to progress onto the Onsite Construction T Level.

Course Details

On this course you will develop practical skills and underpinning job knowledge to an industry standard; there are mandatory subjects that focus on how bench carpenters undertake and complete work. Associated works such as manufacturing, fitting, hand skills, health and safety, principles of building and the CSCS on site health and safety card in the Carpentry and Joinery area. These will be learnt using classrooms and industrial standard workshops along with some online learning to develop a rounded college learning experience.

If you don't have the relevant grades to progress directly onto the T level then this Foundation study programme is for you. The course is aimed at 16-18 who wish to progress onto the Level 3 T level. This will involve retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Entry Guidelines

This is a Study Programme and applicants must be 16 or 17 years of age when applying (on or before 31st August)*. *This is based on Government Guidelines.

Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above.

Applicants should be ready to complete a work placement

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Steel toe capped boots

Assessment Method

There will be continuous formative assessments throughout the programme which will be set by your tutors to check your progress in both your Vocational, Maths and English. Practical formative assessments will also take the form of tutor-designed assessments which will be set throughout the year. Maths and English at Level 2 or Equivalent Functional skills will need to be achieved to progress on to a T Level.

Additional Information

You will learn the fundamentals in developing skills to undertake a T level this will involve hand skills in both bench and site work, using arrange machines to help with manufacturing and installing on site, along with health and safety in the workplace and understanding how to communicate with others. You will also develop your maths, English and digital skills along with the behaviors required to undertake a T level or gain employment.

Where can I progress to?

This course is designed to develop the skills required to Progress on to a Level 3 T Level, with the aim of moving into employment in carpentry and joinery. T Levels are equivalent to three A Levels and lead to higher education, higher apprenticeships or employment and are mapped to the apprenticeships programme.

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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