Examined course - counts towards the league table points 2019 TLM Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates in Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment. (RQF) is a qualification that offers teachers and learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge fundamental to successful engagement in the professional aspects of the Construction and Built Environment sector of industry. The qualifications enable coverage of a wide range of general knowledge, understanding and competences. At Level 1 these will support all by leaving progression routes open to Level 2 and Level 3 that will benefit any young person aspiring to progress to a professional career.
Qualification Title
Qualification Number
Qualification Status
Available to learners
Qualification Level
Level 2
Total Credits
Guided Learning Hours
Assessment Methods
Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment, Written Examination
Grading Scale
Operational Start Date
  • Devised in consultation with leading industry consultants, professional bodies and universities.
  • Clear and flexible unit based structure referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
  • Straightforward assessment of competence in real rather than contrived contexts.
  • Grading through controlled exams introduced progressively from KS3 to KS4.
  • Provides a focus for continuing professional development for teachers through moderation/verification feedback.
  • Moderation on demand, no restrictive moderation windows.
  • Feedback offered on any evidence submitted. TLM are willing to communicate with assessors with guidance on how to improve learners work.
  • three examination opportunities per year.
  • use of open source cloud based technologies to reduce costs and add value for schools.
  • The online TLM Markbook is invaluable in tracking students' progress.
  • Use of open source cloud based technologies to reduce costs and add value for schools.
  • Reduced bureaucracy for teachers and flexibility for them to target specific interests.
The qualification content has been designed for use in schools by referencing it to the new National Curriculum programmes and testing it against similar assessments carried out in current Level 2 qualifications. It is also designed to enable learners to meet the needs of employers, through consultation with leading built environment and engineering consultancies, progressive universities and professional bodies representing a wide section of the industry. Guidance for coursework is aligned with the CBI employment criteria. Guidance takes into account the lack of experience of many teachers in this area ensuring that the most academically able can be stretched and routed to appropriate academic progression at Level 3. Strong industry support provides great potential for staff development, keeping teachers up to date in what is still a rapidly changing sector. Unlike purely academic qualifications, regular reference is made to practical skills and standards and the use of real equipment and technology rather than simulations or generic terms only. There is an emphasis on increasing understanding of the importance of collaborative working systems in keeping with recent Cabinet Office policy and the Government Industrial Strategy 2025.
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