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Onsite Construction & Building Services Engineering

T Levels in Onsite Construction and Building Services Engineering

City & Guilds has developed the Technical Qualification (TQ) for Onsite Construction and Building Services Engineering as part of the Construction T Level route. 

How are the T Level TQs structured?

Both the Onsite Construction and Building Services Engineering TQs are split into two main components: the Core, which is assessed by externally set written exams and an Employer-Set Project (ESP), and an Occupational Specialism (OS) which is assessed by a synoptic assignment.    

The following Occupational Specialisms are available within each TQ: 

Onsite Construction

  • Bricklaying 
  • Carpentry & Joinery 
  • Painting & Decorating 
  • Plastering 

Building Services Engineering

Standalone occupational specialisms: 

  • Gas Engineering 
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment Engineering 
  • Electrotechnical Engineering 
  • Protection Systems Engineering

Combined occupational specialisms: 

  • Plumbing Engineering and Heating Engineering 
  • Heating Engineering and Ventilation
  • Refrigeration Engineering and Air-conditioning Engineering 

Chichester College case study

Chichester College is delivering the Onsite Construction and Building Services Engineering TQs. We spoke to some of their learners and teaching staff about the T Levels.  



Delivering T Levels

If you are interested in delivering the Onsite Construction or Building Services Engineering T Level TQs, please visit our Provider page to find out who can deliver and how to apply. 

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Qualifications that overlap with T Levels

The government has published final list of qualifications that will have 16-to-19 funding withdrawn for new starts from 1 August 2024 due to overlap with wave 1 and 2 T Levels (Construction & the Built Environment, Digital, Education & Childcare and Health & Science). 

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Full-time education (under-19) route to becoming a qualified electrician

Inspired by the Electrical Training Routes framework, City & Guilds mapped its courses and qualifications to industry recognised career routes to show how learners can follow the City & Guilds way to become a qualified electrician and progress their career with our industry leading CPD courses.

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Employer Industry Boards

Through our Employer Industry Board (EIB), we are working with a group of employers and industry members to design and develop the T Level TQ specifications and assessments for the Onsite Construction and Building Services Engineering TQs to ensure the qualification is fit for purpose and meet the needs of the industry.   

Visit our dedicated Employer page for information on how to get involved in assessment and grading validation as well as industry placements.   

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Building the future: How T Levels could change the face of construction

Building the future: How T Levels could change the face of construction - The new technical qualifications will be crucial to developing construction’s next generation but they will need employing organisation input to succeed. 

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