T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing


The T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing allows learners to gain an understanding of what is needed to work within the engineering industry.

This technical study programme is designed with employers to give you the skills required for industry; with lessons conducted in classrooms, workshops and during an industry-based work placement.

The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the engineering industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as:
Customer and client requirements
Principles of design
Design processes
Communication in design

A learner will have the choice of studying one standalone Occupational Specialism as listed below:
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Additional mandatory parts of the T Level that need to be achieved:

A 315-hour (45 day) minimum industry placement will further reinforce your newly learned skills and offer a true insight into the engineering industry.

Course Content - What will I learn?

To achieve the T Level in Engineering and Manufacturing you’ll need to complete the two components of the technical qualification. These are Engineering Common Core and the Occupational Specialism.
The core content includes:
• Mathematics and science for Engineering and Manufacturing.
• Mechanical, Electrical and Mechatronics Principles.
• Health & Safety Principles and Project Management.
You will also complete one of the following occupational specialism.
• Mechanical Engineering.
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering

What Next?

There are different pathways which are available to you following the successful completion of your
T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing

Options to consider include:

Applying to university – Your T-level will be worth UCAS points — A T-level at Distinction is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* — and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.

Specialise with an Apprenticeship

Work in your occupational specialism.

There are so many different areas of engineering to work in; however, most engineers choose to specialise in just one, such as chemical, automotive or robotics.  Careers in engineering are constantly evolving and new processes and technologies are being developed all the time.  This allows engineers to stay on the ball and react to new problems and challenges in their chosen career.

Engineering careers are constantly varied in terms of their job responsibilities, but also in their working locations.  As an engineer you could be working in an office, in a laboratory, on an oil rig, in a factory or on a race track.

Each engineering discipline requires professionals with very specific skill-sets.  However each and every area of this sector is as complex as the next.  Consequently, all engineers need to have strong mathematical skills, logic and the ability to rise to intellectual and practical challenges.


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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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