The world is changing rapidly, offering great opportunities but also challenges. To overcome these and ensure the human race continues to thrive, we need highly skilled people to help develop our engineering manufacturing industries.
This T Level will give you a solid foundation that will support you to progress into a number of areas in engineering and manufacturing, with occupational specialisms to be confirmed soon.
T Levels are a brand-new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels.
This two-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses.
You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.
Your T Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career, an Apprenticeship or a degree.
All students will develop an understanding of:
- 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.
In our experience, to be successful on this level of programme you will need an appropriate functional level in English and maths to be able to fulfil the coursework requirements. We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:
- five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (must include English and maths)
- a BTEC Level 2 certificate or equivalent graded merit or above
- successful completion of an Apprenticeship programme.
You must have gained a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English and maths before starting this course.
Assessment will be through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations and analysis.
On successful completion of the T Level you may progress to:
- The following Foundation Degrees: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Marine Autonomous Vehicles, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture, taught at the College
- university-level study in a related subject at institutions throughout the UK
- an Apprenticeship
- employment in a variety of jobs, for example: engineering technician; manufacturing technician; machinist; welder or fabricator.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)