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Maintenance, Installation & Repair for Engineering & Manufacturing

Course Code: TLMIEM
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: T Level
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: TBC

What's it all about?

Our vital industries such as engineering and manufacturing need talented and highly skilled individuals to help keep them moving forwards and ready to respond to an ever-changing world, with well-paid and rewarding career opportunities as a result.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in maintenance, installation and repair for engineering and manufacturing and will allow you to develop an overall understanding of these industries.

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 to ensure the content meets the needs of industry and successfully prepares you for work.

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.

Course information

The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the engineering industry, and you will cover topics such as:

  • maintenance, installation and repair requirements
  • fault detection and diagnosis
  • isolation and resolution methods
  • communication for maintenance, installation and repair activities


You will have the choice of studying one standalone occupational specialism as listed below:

  • mechatronic
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • light and electronic vehicles. 

As part of this course, you will complete an industry placement that will last approximately 45 to 50 days.

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 with a minimum of a grade 5 in maths and a 4 in English
  • a BTEC Level 2 certificate or equivalent graded merit or above
  • successful completion of an Apprenticeship programme.

This course is currently only for 16 to 18-year-olds.

Assessment will be through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations and analysis.

Click here to visit the official City & Guilds website.

On successful completion of the T Level you may progress to:

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


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