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Construction and Building Services Engineering

Construction and Building Services Engineering

We are excited to be offering our first T Level Technical Qualifications (TQs) from September 2021.

City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace. Our qualifications and apprenticeships are valued by employers across the world, helping young people develop their talents.

In collaboration with Excellence Achievement and Learning (EAL), we will be offering the following TQs which will only be available in England.

8710 T Level Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering for Construction >

8711 T Level Technical Qualification in Onsite Construction >

New Industry Placement Cards for T Level Construction learners

To support learners on their T Level journey, which includes 315 hours of meaningful industry placement, Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has introduced new Industry Placement Cards.

The new Industry Placement Cards available from September 2021 are for learners aged 16 or above registered onto a course requiring extended periods of work placement (minimum of 30 days, including T Levels), ultimately leading to a job in construction and the built environment.

Read the full Press Release

For further information, including the Industry Placement card requirements, please visit the CSCS website.

We believe that these Industry Placement cards allow providers and employers to work together to support T Level learners on their journey.

What are T Levels?

T Levels are new two-year courses, developed in collaboration with employers and providers so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for the world of work. 

T Levels, which follow GCSEs, will offer learners a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 45 days. They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, higher apprenticeship, or further education. 

Provider Support

We’re here to support you at every stage – find out what you need to deliver the Technical Qualifications effectively, from curriculum planning, implementation, programme delivery and resources to support you at every stage. Click on the Teaching, learning and planning resources accordion below for more on our support. 

A reminder that you must gain approval for each TQ that you wish to deliver, the approval window closed on 26 March 2021 for the Onsite Construction and BSE for first teaching this September. 

However, If you wish to become an eligible provider to deliver any T Levels, you must first contact the Department for Education, visit the government’s website to find out how you can become an eligible provider to deliver T Levels from 2022. 

To keep updated on past activities, please click on the relevant accordions on this page, where you will find past webinar recordings and updates.

We have put together a list of activities to help you prepare ahead for the TQs first teaching in September 2021. Please refer to the timeline of activities to ensure that you have everything in place and are ready to hit the ground running.

Download our provider 12-month countdown timeline

Employer Collaboration

We have worked with over 40 employers and industry in the design and development of the T Level Technical Qualification specifications and assessments for the On-site Construction and Building Services Engineering, to ensure the qualifications are fit for purpose and meet the needs of the industry.

These are organisations who have supported the Technical Qualifications. Visit our Employer T Level dedicated webpage for more information.

BSE

Onsite Construction

Balfour Beatty

Barlows Electrical

Blueflame Associates

CIPHE

Convections

Corgi Technical Services

Daikin UK

Electrical Services & Projects Ltd

Elekta

Energy Rating Services

Engineering Forensics

F-Cold

Heat Engineer Software Ltd

Herts Cooling Ltd

Hoare Lee / CIBSE Representative Interserve

MG Plumber

National Grid

NET (National Electrotechnical Training) NG Bailey

Paddeco

Partner Troup Bywaters

Pitkin & Ruddock Ltd

Salamander Pumps

Stanley Products and Solutions

TGB Mechanical Services

A.C. King Construction Ltd

Ann Cook Associates

Bagnalls

Barnet Council

Carney Consultancy

Guinness Property

H and H Joiners and Builders Ltd Hadrian Architectural Glazing Systems Ltd

Kings Rock Joinery

KS Construction Solutions

Lee Marley Brickwork

Matthew Reid Joinery

NAWIC - National Association of Women in Construction

Painting and Decorating Association Persimmon Homes

R and L Construction

Rose Builders Ltd

Rowe and Martin Ltd

Saint Gobain

SS Carpentry & Joinery

TEC Construction

Timbrell Decorators

UK Construction Ltd

 

Communications archive

Read our quarterly e-bulletins and updates we send to eligible providers and anyone subscribed to receive our T Level news. You can sign-up today to receive future communications.

e-bulletins

2021

2020


Updates

Webinar archive

Here you will find the recordings and slides from each of our T Level update webinars.

July 2021

Onsite Core Component Assessment Practices webinar – download the slides

June 2021

Onsite Construction and BSE Centre Network webinar – download the slides

BSE Core Component Assessment Practices webinar – download the slides

April 2021

Onsite Construction and BSE Core Component webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

February 2021

Onsite Construction and BSE Curriculum planning webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

January 2021

T Level Occupational Specialism Q&A webinar – watch the webinar recording

Onsite Construction Plastering Occupational Specialism webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

Onsite Construction Painting and Decorating Occupational Specialism webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

Onsite Construction Carpentry & Joinery Occupational Specialism webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

BSE Plumbing and Heating Gas Occupational Specialism webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

Onsite Construction Bricklaying Occupational Specialism webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

December 2020

On-site Construction and BSE T Level Core Component Introduction webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

November 2020

On-site Construction and BSE T Level familiarisation webinar – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

Approval process

For information and guidance on the approval process and application form please view our guidance document:

T Level Wave 2 Approval Guidance (PDF)

View the slides and recording from our Eligible Provider Approval and Support webinar delivered on 23 November:

Eligible Provider Approval and Support (Recording) (YouTube)

Eligible Provider Approval and Support (Slides) (PDF) 


Approval application forms

Our approval process for BSE and On-site Construction TQs opens on 22 February 2021.

Eligible providers should apply using the following application forms:

Approval forms must be submitted to technicals.quality@cityandguilds.com by Friday 26 March.

Once we have received and reviewed your application, we’ll provide you with access to our secure portal where you can upload supporting evidence.

This will be shared with your allocated TQA(s). Its also where you can upload images and videos as part of the approval process, and we’ll also publish your approval verification report here too.

T Levels Approval Portal Guidance (PDF)

T Levels Approval Portal Guidance Webinar (Recording) (YouTube)


Contact update form

Please use the contact update form to provide contact details for relevant staff involved in the delivery of T levels. Your information will be added to our database, in line with our privacy policy and we will use these details to contact you about T Level pre-approval, approval and delivery.

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