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Last Updated: 25 Mar 2022
The T Level Technical Qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control allows learners to gain an understanding of what is needed to work within the engineering industry. Topics covered include processes of production and manufacturing, materials, specialist machinery, product and project management and quality assurance and quality control.
This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16-19-years old who wish to work in the engineering and manufacturing industry.
A learner who completes this qualification is well placed to develop to full occupational competence with further correct support and training.
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.
This qualification forms a significant part of the T Level and City & Guilds are responsible for its development and ongoing operational delivery.
All other parts of the T Level, as listed below, will need to be achieved by a learner for the Department for Education to award successful completion. It is important to note that City & Guilds do not have responsibility of delivery for the other parts of the T Level but will continue to support centres where they can on all aspects of T Level delivery.
Additional mandatory parts of the T Level that need to be achieved:
- A 315-hour (45 day) minimum industry placement
- Maths and English GCSE or Function Skills Level 2 (continue to study as part of the condition of funding)
Topics covered include processes of production and manufacturing, materials, specialist machinery, product and project management and quality assurance and quality control.
In addition to completing the mandatory Core component, learners will have the choice of studying one standalone occupational specialism as listed below.
- Fitting and assembly technologies
- Machining and toolmaking technologies
- Composites manufacturing technologies
- Fabrication and welding technologies
Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:
- 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
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Grade 5 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language.
This qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed to work for working in the engineering industry, which will prepare learners to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice.
Furthermore, the completion of these qualifications gives learners the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training, aswell as careers within:
- ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
- AEROSPACE ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
- ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
- MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
- BOAT BUILDER
- MATERIALS TECHNICIAN
- ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION CRAFTWORKER
- MATERIALS TECHNICIAN
- NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHNICIAN