T Level - Civil Engineering

T Levels are a fresh and exciting alternative to A Levels as they offer a work focussed experience which combines academic study of the highest quality with practical industry related skills. In addition, T Levels include a mandatory placement of 315 hours minimum, typically completed across 45 days, that has been built into the course to further develop individual skills.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    All students will develop a general understanding of construction, including subjects such as health and safety, the science behind building design, surveying and planning, mathematical techniques to solve construction problems, construction methods and much more. Students will carry out a mandatory work placement of 45 days over the two-year programme – this will form 20 per cent of study time on the course. The rest of the time will be spent in College. Students will gain first-hand experience of working at national, international or local civil engineering industries in order to build upon their existing knowledge and better their understanding of industrial practice. Students will also learn about topics specific to design, surveying and planning, including:

    • Project Management
    • Budgeting and Resource Allocation
    • Procurement
    • Risk Management


    Below, two of our Engineering students survey the construction site outside our new Buttermere building, due for completion in late 2022.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students should ideally have completed the transition to ‘T’ levels prior to starting the course. However for direct access students will need to have (Civil and Mechanical) 5 x Grade 4s (however Maths and Science must be at a Grade 5).

  • Progression Pathway

    This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in civil engineering. Students can progress onto roles such as civil engineering technician, CAD technician, consulting civil engineer and design engineering. Students studying engineering based subjects at Runshaw College have progressed onto university to study a wide range of courses including Engineering, Robotics and Architecture to name a few or into careers with a variety of companies, including Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Cadent Gas.

  • Teaching & Assessment

    Students will be assessed through a continual assessment using practical observations, written assignments, exams and an employer set project. The T Level certificate will include:

    • An overall grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit, distinction or distinction*
    • A separate grade for the core component, using A* to E
    • A separate grade for the occupational specialism (Civil Engineering), shown as pass, merit or distinction