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Mechanical Engineering - T Level - September Start

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information
  • Mode of study:

    Full time

  • Level:

    Level 3

  • Duration:

    2 years

Course Overview

Engineering and Manufacturing – Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

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

Course Highlights

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

What are the career opportunities?

Careers are wide and varied in the engineering sector, the may include the following: mechanical engineer, aerospace engineer, electrical engineer, engineering operative, lift engineer, manufacturing systems engineer, mechanical engineer or lighting engineer and many more.

What are the progression routes available?

T Levels will provide several progression options to students. These include skilled employment, an apprenticeship and going into higher education.

To help T Level students get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels.

UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade. Students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.


How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

The T Level programme includes the following compulsory elements:

A Technical Qualification (TQ), which includes: core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area.

An industry placement with an employer.

A minimum standard in Maths and English if learners have not already achieved them at the start of their T Levels.

The T Level assessment combines examinations in the core skills, with a practical skills test for the occupational specialisms developed in practice.

Assessments come in different forms, giving you the opportunity to develop key skills and behaviours tailored to your employment. Group work, portfolios, and practical projects set by employers are just a few of the many ways you can show how your knowledge has developed.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C OR A related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results may also be considered);


Including a GCSE at grade 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in English or Mathematics OR English and Mathematics assessed at Level 2 or above by College assessment.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

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