2021 6th Form 12PP Prospectus WEB - Magazine - Page 10
Extended Certificate in Construction
Edexcel - BTEC
The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about
the construction sector alongside other fields of study. The course aims to give
students a broad introduction to a range of content to enable access to Construction
Course content includes Planning Permission, Revit, Manual Drawing, Building
Design, Building Elements, Health & Safety and Construction Maths. Assessment is
varied and includes written reports for internal assessments, traditional examination
questions and the production of CAD and Manual drawings.
Diploma in Construction
Edexcel - BTEC
The National Diploma aims to give students a depth of knowledge by building upon
the covered by the Extended Certificate alongside the introduction of some more
specialist units. This is a great option for students serious about a future within the
industry who may go to University or pursue a Degree Apprenticeship.
Topics include Graphical Detailing, Building Control, Offsite Manufacturing, Land
Surveying, BIM and Renewable Energy in Housing introduce students to a wide
range of possible professional roles that require specialised knowledge and
At Thomas Telford UTC we have
some incredible partners in the
Innovate, Build and Design sector.
They’ll be working closely with us
to set technical projects that will
give you the skills you need to be
a real asset to an employer. Our
focus is on employerled technical
learning and business skills,
alongside exceptional academic
teaching. Every aspect of our
offering, from our curriculum to
our real life working environments,
will be designed to increase the
employability of our learners. They
will benefit from superb training and
work experience with our employers
in the West Midlands, giving them an
edge in the jobs market.
All students are given the
opportunity to complete regular
The school’s close links with a
wide variety of employers mean
that students have access to all
industries and occupational areas.
With employers actively involved in
the life of the school, students have
the opportunity to work alongside
industry specialists on site and in
the workplace and many of our
employers actively choose to recruit
Thomas Telford students.
360 GLH over two years
Equivalent in size to one A
Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction
External assessment (66%)
Internal assessment (34%)
During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core
knowledge and skills for entry to a range of construction
A T-Level is a Level 3 qualification, which is the size of
3 A-Levels. It combines the best of classroom learning
with real life industry experience and provides the
perfect platform for progression to university or Higher
720 GLH over two years
Equivalent in size to two A
10 units of which 7 are
External assessment (33%)
Thomas Telford UTC has a dedicated
staff member on hand to provide
advice and job seeking support.
The UTC organise an extensive
programme of careers talks,
workshops, trips and visits both in
and outside of school which support
students to find out about the wide
range of career, employment and
university options available to them.
How will Employers be involved with my T-Level?
At Thomas Telford UTC we have always enjoyed close
working relationships with employers in the sector, who
support our curriculum design and delivery, lead Employer
Set projects and provide mentoring and Work Experience
Perhaps uniquely, at Thomas Telford UTC we are working
with our Employer Partners to confirm offers of Industry
Placements now. We will only recruit students on to the
T-Level programme where the Industry Placement is
secure. Typically, we expect to offer somewhere in the
region of 12 each year.
What will the course be like?
Our T-Level programme will consist of 3 days a week
classroom-based learning. Much of this learning will be
through contextualised projects based on real projects,
with theory lectures in specific areas of content to
compliment your learning. In the remaining 2 days a
week, students will enjoy a mixture of Industry Placement
with our Employer partners and self-organised learning.
In total, over the 2-year programme, students will spend
some 350 hours working with their Employer, with the
placements beginning midway through year 1, a block
placement of 4 weeks early in year 2 and then continued
placement days (1 or 2 days per week) as required to
ensure the 350 hours are completed as a minimum.
How are the Industry Placements arranged?
We will work directly with employers to arrange
placements and advertise these with an indication of the
role. For example, working with an infrastructure company
such as Midland Metro Alliance, or a housebuilder such
as Lovell. We will then work with the employer to find the
‘right’ student. We are always happy to work with new
Placements will broadly be around the West Midlands
area, taking advantage of the excellent public transport
links available. Students will be given the opportunity to
acquire their Green CSCS card at the start of their T-Level,
and will be provided as needed with heavily subsidised
Personal Protective Clothing. Industry Placements are
more than ‘Work Experience’ as there is time for you
to develop skills, your place within a team and your
understanding of real work – making real contributions
to live projects.
What are the entry requirements?
Maths and English grade 4 and above and a passion
for Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction.
How do I apply?
Places are competitive! The recruitment process is
a little different to our sixth form process, with good
reason. All of our places are offered in Partnerships
with Employers. Whilst no-one can make guarantees,
we expect the majority of placements to lead to
further opportunities with the employer at the end of
the 2-year T-Level; this makes them a very desirable
opportunity for young people.
The first step is to complete the application form. We
will advertise our places over time. Following this,
there will be an interview process involving both the
UTC and an Employer. During the interview, we will
be keen so see your motivations for the course as
well as a little of your personality. Experience shows,
that the most valued employees are not necessarily
those with the best GCSE grades, we are looking for
evidence of reliability, competence, professionalism,
personal aspirations, team-working in addition to your
Following interview, offers of places will be made and
we will require you to formally accept.