The T Level is designed for school leavers and is an ideal qualification if you are intending to progress directly to employment within the engineering sector, an apprenticeship, or if you wish to further your studies at higher education level. A career in engineering could be the right pathway for you if you want to be involved in technological development.
The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the engineering industry and the sector.
You will cover topics such as:
- Maintenance, installation and repair requirements
- Fault detection and diagnosis
- Isolation and resolution methods
- Communication for maintenance, installation and repair activities
Students will have the choice of studying one standalone occupational specialism. You can choose from those listed below:
- Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Mechanical
- Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Mechatronic
- Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Electrical and Electronic
- Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Control and Instrumentation
- Light and Electric Vehicles
These may be subject to change and will be discussed with each learner during the enrolment process.
You must achieve GCSE grades 5 or above in English Language, Math's and Science.
Teaching will include classroom, workshop, project activities and a minimum of 45 days industry placement. In terms of assessment, students must complete the following:
- Two externally set tests covering knowledge from the engineering maintenance core content
- One employer set project covering knowledge and skills from engineering core
- One practical assignment made up of a number of tasks covering the knowledge and skills from the chosen occupational specialisms
You will require a good understanding of Math's and English and should achieve a minimum of grade 5 at GCSE, including a Science.
You will complete a mandatory industry placement during your two years of study. The placement will be around 45 days, where you will be given the opportunity work with an employer and develop career ready skills whilst you study.
You will complete a minimum of 45 days industry placement and participate in employer set projects.
This is a full-time course delivered over 2 years, including an industry placement.
Full-time course delivered over 2 years. Your timetable will be confirmed at the start of term.
The technical qualification is made up of two components, all of which need to be successfully achieved to attain the technical qualification, as well as the full T Level Technical qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing.
The core content is designed to offer a sufficient breadth of knowledge and skills for the learner to apply in a variety of contexts related to the engineering industry and those occupational specialisms linked to this T Level.
The common core content is the building blocks of knowledge and skills that will give a learner a broad understanding of the industry and job roles. At the same time, it will develop the core skills you will need to apply when working within the industry.
Occupational specialisms develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to achieve threshold competence in an occupation. Threshold competence is defined as when a learner’s attainment against the knowledge, skills and behaviours are of a standard for them to enter the occupation and industry. You must also demonstrate the ability to achieve occupational competence over time with the correct support and training.
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You could progress on to an HNC in Engineering, a higher apprenticeship or to study at university.
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