Level 3 T Level in Engineering
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Mathematics and English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 4 or above.
Start Date: Sep 2022
Course Overview

The T Level is a ground-breaking new two-year Level 3 study programme that will offer students a mixture of classroom-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience. A vocational alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships, the T Level has been launched as part of the Government’s review of Vocational education, under the Skills Plan. They have been collaboratively developed by the Department for Education (DfE), the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA), education providers and employers.

What will I learn?

The T Level includes a core of knowledge and skills needed to work in the sector, a technical qualification, a substantial work placement of at least 750 hours over two years, as well as English, Mathematics and digital content.

What will I learn?
· Engineering and manufacturing ,design practices
· Maintenance, installation and repair practices
· Engineering drawings and graphical language
· Mathematical theory and applications
· Electrical and electronic principles

In Year 1 you will study the core units required by Engineering including design, drawing and manufacturing standards. You will learn a whole host of knowledge applicable to the field of Engineering and will link to the
industrial placement.

Occupational Specialisms to choose from in year 2:

Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
· Design and development (Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
· Production of design solutions within design brief parameters using CAD/drawing systems and develop to a final solution including a prototype
· Materials and their properties and selection
· Manufacturing methods
· Costs
· Conformity to engineering standards

Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control
· Manufacturing processing and control or production technologies
· Production of engineered products utilising manual and CNC machinery that conform to customer specifications
· Selection of correct material specification and supply format
· Health and Safety of manufacturing operations
· Efficient production methods with regard to quantities
· Tooling selection and availability
· Tolerances and surface finishes required

How will the course be assessed?

The T Level will be assessed through a range of methods including external exams, coursework, external assessments and an employer set project.

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