Engineering T Level
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: You should be aiming for at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a range of subjects, preferably including Mathematics, English Language and Science OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with a least an overall Merit profile and GCSE English or Mathematics at Grade 5 or above. If you don’t quite achieve the entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options and will provide support to enable you to achieve your maths and/or English grades.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

Study and learn whilst gaining invaluable work experience with a T Level in Engineering. Our T Level course offers you the opportunity to hone your engineering skills at our state-of-the-art campus, using industry leading equipment under the direction of our highly qualified tutors. All of this whilst gaining experience working with our credited employers in a meaningful industry placement. T Levels offer a new, dynamic and exciting way to kick-start your career.

Students of this course will acquire engineering skills and knowledge that employers within the industry are looking for. For those hoping to progress to university education, a T Level in Engineering will secure you the same amount of UCAS points as 3 A Levels – a Distinction* being equivalent to 3 A*s!

What will I learn?

• 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.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed through external assessments. At the end of Year 1, there will be two written exams and one employer set practical project. At the end of Year 2, you will complete a series of practical specialism projects. Throughout the programme, you will be required to complete a minimum of 315 hours of work placement with an external employer.
• You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technologies and will have access to up-to-date resources.
• You will have access to high end computer and Mac suites where they will have access to various programmes and software to aid your studies.
• As part of your T Levels, you will take part in relevant work experience with local industry professionals.

Materials and other information

• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• Our students love being learners here and feel supported throughout their course, which enables them to thrive and succeed.
• We also have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.
• We are a T Level Trailblazer and one of the first nationally to develop and deliver T Levels, meaning we are the leading T Level College in the area.

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