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Engineering (T-Prep Foundation Programme)

Course Code: TLTPA
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

What's it all about?

Are you looking to start a T Level or Apprenticeship, but would like to learn more about them before making that leap? The T-Prep Foundation Programme and Pre- Apprenticeship could be for you!

On this one year course you will learn some key skills to get you to where you want to be. The course covers maintenance techniques used in engineering, basic manufacturing, basic electrical work as well as employability skills. We will even support you with your maths and English to get these skills to the required level for your progression.


Course information

The course includes the following modules:

  • Principles of engineering
  • Developing engineering workshop practice
  • Working in engineering businesses
  • Engineered systems
  • Planned maintenance
  • Principles of maintenance.
As well as a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Engineering, you will also gain a Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills.

In order to be successful on this course, you will need to have GCSEs in English and maths at grade 3 or above.

The course is assessed via various methods, including a written exam and a synoptic assessment.

Upon successful completion, you may be able to progress onto a T Level in Engineering or a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Mechanical Engineers


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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