Engineering and Manufacturing

T Level in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control, Level 3

Course overview

T Levels are two-year technical qualifications which have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the needs of different industries. Learners must complete a 45 day industry placement as part of the qualification. T Levels are equivalent to three A-levels and have UCAS tariff points. The T Level in Manufacturing, Processing and Control is split into three main sections: 1. Technical Qualification - this is the main classroom based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation. 2. Industry placement - this runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insights into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. 3. English, maths and digital provision - These are built into the classroom based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 6 or above including maths and English.

How will I be assessed?

Students will sit an externally set exam at the end of each academic year to test their understanding of the subject. They will also undertake a skill-assessment to demonstrate their competency skills. Whilst on work placement, they will be set a project by the employer that they must successfully complete to demonstrate their overall breadth of learning. Students who complete their T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.

What can I do next

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in manufacturing, processing and control for engineering and manufacturing. Progression onto a Higher Education course is also possible.