This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Engineering industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives you the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.
This programme focusses your skills and knowledge for working in within engineering manufacturing. As part of the programme, you will study the following skills and knowledge:
· Processes of production and manufacturing
· Materials used in production, manufacturing fabrication environments
· Specialist machinery utilised in the production and manufacturing environments
· Product and project management
· Quality assurance and quality control
· Machining and toolmaking technologies
This T level is a two-year, technical study programme, designed with employers to give you the skills that industry needs. This T Level will provide a mixture of:
· Technical knowledge and in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control
Year 1: Engineering Core
Year 2: Occupational Specialism (Machining and toolmaking technologies)
· An industry placement of 315 hours in the relevant industry or occupation (throughout)
· Relevant maths, English and digital skills (embedded)
The core of the programme will require at least 4 days between Monday to Friday at the College studying your technical skills and 1 day each week within an industry placement. Some employers may want to have a block placement, and therefore in such cases, the industry placement days may be accommodated at the end of academic year and in negotiation with an employer.
At the end of the two years, you will have completed a T Level Technical in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control (Level 3) which is broken down into two parts:
1. The engineering common core component is graded overall A* - E plus ungraded (U).
2. The Occupational Specialism (Machining and toolmaking technologies) is graded overall Distinction, Merit, Pass and Ungraded.
There are two externally set and marked exams covering knowledge from part 1 which is the engineering common core element.
· Both are 2.5 hours and have a weighting of 35%.
One Employer-set project (externally marked) covering knowledge and core skills from part 1 which is the engineering common core element.
· 21 hours in duration and has a weighting of 30%.
One externally set assignment (internally marked) covering the skills and knowledge from part 2 which is the Machining and toolmaking technologies specialism.
· 24 hours 15 minutes in duration and has a weight of 100%.
In addition, it will also consider:
· The minimum requirement for English and Math (Grade 4 and above or Functional Skills 2 in English and Math)
· Successful completion of industry placement
Students overall grade will be calculated from the grades achieved on Core and Occupational Specialism. Students that have missed either of the above will receive a statement of achievement for the elements that they have completed.
You can get a place on the course by completing an application form or applying online for an interview. Applicants are invited for an interview with a member of the School of Engineering.
· 5 GCSEs at grades C/GCSE grade 5 or above including both English Language and Mathematics, plus a college interview and initial assessment.
· A commitment to undertaking a 315 hour / 45-day industry placement.
T Levels are new courses which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A Levels.
These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for work.
T levels are one of three post 16 options for young people which are:
· A Levels
· T Level
This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19-year-old learner, who wishes to work within the engineering industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of knowledge about the engineering industry as well as the occupational skills required to enter the industry.
A learner who completes this qualification is well placed to develop to full occupational competence with the correct support and training
When students complete a T Level study programme, students can choose between moving into a skilled occupation, further study, such as higher or degree apprenticeship or a higher-level technical qualification / university.
Typical job roles may include Engineering Technician, Aerospace Technician, Aviation Engineer, Maritime Engineering, Machinist, Mechatronics Engineer and Toolmaker.
N/A for 16 to 18 Year Olds
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