European Social Fund

T-LEVEL IN ENGINEERING (DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING)

Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 19-10-21

T-Levels are a pioneering new courses which are co-created with leading employers and aim to ensure young people across the country have access to a variety of programmes that successfully develop them into the skilled workforce of the future.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

T-Levels are split into core units and specialist units. T-Level in Design & Development for Engineering & Manufacturing core units cover the following areas to develop your knowledge:

  • working within the Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors – an understanding of how materials, conditions and context influence design processes and products
  • essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing – a knowledge and understanding of mathematics including standard matrices and determinants and standard trigonometry
  • materials and their properties – understanding material processing techniques and their effects on materials and material quality, the condition of materials, how these are managed, and materials testing methods and techniques
  • business, commercial and financial awareness - basic commercial principles including commercial priorities and markets, customers/clients/partners and resource allocation

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Structural engineering

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

80% of your studies will be within the College, this will be either in a classroom where you will build theoretical knowledge, or in one of our specialist building services facilities where you can develop your practical skills.

20% of the qualification will involve a 45 day (315 hours) industry placement with a local employer. During this time you will gain real work experience within the construction industry.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will complete formal assessments and examinations.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Gaining a T-Level can help learners with progression onto higher study, Apprenticeships or into skilled employment.

T-Levels focus on technical skills and are equivalent to three A-Levels and are worth UCAS points. For example, a T-Level at grade Distinction* is worth the same as three A-Levels at A* and will be recognised by universities and other providers, meaning you have the option to continue your studies after college.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in design and development for engineering and manufacturing. Career options might include working as a mechanical design engineer or manufacturing design engineer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English Language and maths.

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