T Level in Engineering and Manufacturing Design and DevelopmentT-Level • Level 3
About the course
T Levels are two-year technical qualifications which have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the needs of different industries. Learners must complete a 45 day industry placement as part of the qualification. T Levels are equivalent to three A-levels and have UCAS tariff points. The T Level in Engineering and Manufacturing Design and Development is split into three main sections: 1. Technical Qualification - this is the main classroom based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation. 2. Industry placement - this runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insights into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. 3. English, maths and digital provision - These are built into the classroom based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.
At least 5 GCSEs at grade 6 or above including maths and English.
Students will sit an externally-set exam at the end of each academic year to test their understanding of the subject. They will also undertake a skill-assessment to demonstrate their competency skills. Whilst on work placement, they will be set a project by the employer that they must successfully complete to demonstrate their overall breadth of learning. Students who complete their T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. They will get a nationally recognised certificate which will show their overall grade and a breakdown of what they have achieved. The T Level certificate will include: an overall grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit, distinction or distinction* a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E a separate grade for each occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction It will also include confirmation that the student has: met the minimum requirements for maths and English qualifications completed the industry placement met any additional mandatory requirements A student’s overall T Level grade will be worked out from the grades they achieved on the core component and the occupational specialism(s). Students who do not pass all elements of their T Level will get a T Level statement of achievement which will show the elements they have completed.
Careers & Progression
This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in design and development for engineering and manufacturing. Career options might include working as a mechanical design engineer or manufacturing design engineer. Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level.
Extra curricular activities
Students will need an Industrial Placement of at least 315 hours (45 days).