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Architecture, Surveying and Planning


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

The Architecture, Survey and Planning pathway offers you the chance to study a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction.

Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of architectural, planning, and quantity surveying aspects of the built environment.         

Combine learning from industry-expert tutors with hands-on experience with local employers to develop the skills to enable you to thrive in a range of construction jobs.  


Our courses are designed to help you progress into higher education or your chosen career. Students studying this pathway can progress into a number of specialist trainee roles, in areas such as:

  • Quantity surveying
  • Planning design
  • Architecture
  • Project management.

This pathway also provides the foundation to finding a full-time role that involves studying at university part-time alongside work.

When studying with us you will be able to explore your options with our dedicated Industry Liaison Officer, who will empower you to get experience in relevant skills and careers. 

We are currently offering a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction.

If you study a T Level with us, you will have to opportunity to specialise in Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment. 

What is a T Level?

T Levels are the next-level qualification that replaces our Level 3 BTEC qualifications. They are widely recognised by universities and employers, and allow you to gain skills that will help you to progress on to your chosen career, or further study at university or a higher level apprenticeship.

One T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels, and you will spend 45 days of your course on an industry placement relevant to your course.

Why study a T Level?

This new qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers and education providers, giving you skills that meet the need of the industry and allows you to enter skilled employment or a relevant university course.

Find out more about T Levels here.

Career Prospects

Example: Chartered surveyors

 Annual pay
£28,600 - £59,280
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 35% over the period to 2027, adding 18,984 jobs. In the same period, 72% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 38,795 job openings.

Role description

Chartered surveyors conduct surveys related to the measurement, management, valuation and development of land, natural resources, buildings, other types of property, and infrastructure such as harbours, roads and railway lines.

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Why people love Architecture, Surveying and Planning

Scott Strange

Scott Strange

"I aspire to become a Quantity Surveyor, and my course is teaching me the skills required for a career in that industry. It's really enjoyable, with great tutors who support me where needed. Our classrooms have great facilities, including specialised digital software."

Oliver Newton

Oliver Newton

"I like how the T Level is a mix of classroom learning and working on-site, where we can put our skills into practice. It's great to do an industry placement as I am learning from people working in the sector that are already skilled and successful."

Industry Guest Speakers

Industry Guest Speakers

Students are given valuable knowledge and insight from industry professionals to develop their wider understanding of the sector and how to apply their learning to the workplace. 

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111