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T Level in Engineering and Manufacturing: Maintenance, Installation and Repair

Wilberforce Sixth Form College

Saltshouse Road, Hull, HU8 9HD

T Level Technical Qualification
Level 3
Engineering T Level
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Course Summary

Why should I study this course?

A T Level programme consists of a Technical Qualification, substantial industry placement, English and maths, and other occupation-specific requirements where essential for entry to skilled employment. This outline content relates solely to the Technical Qualification part of a T Level programme. This course is equivalent to three ‘A’ levels and provides a substantial block placement.

This course is for you if:

You want to pursue a career in Engineering, either progressing to university or into the workplace.

Course Details

What will I study?

Engineering and Manufacturing students are both academically strong and hands-on capable. Engineers must be able to adapt and react quickly to high pressure situations where valuable machinery needs to be kept in commission. The course consists of two compulsory examinations which cover a wide range of engineering practice and theory, alongside a work placement within an engineering company where you will put it all into practice and gain some valuable experience along the way.

What skills do I need?

You need to be able to communicate effectively, demonstrate empathy, respect confidentiality and listen to instruction. You need to be very organised, self -motivated and a reliable and committed learner. You must be prepared to be ‘hands-on’ at the placements and work as part of a team.

How will it be delivered?

How will I be taught?

In class you will be taught using a range of activities including: debates and discussions, group and paired work, carrying out research and independent learning. The course has a balance of practical and theory that aims to:

  • Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Encourage you to plan and problem solve
  • Learn to work as a team and build relationships
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in your writing
  • Help to learn to reflect on your practice

Private study

You will have work set every week that relates to the study in class and in preparation for the exams. If you use your free time in college wisely then you should be able to stick to the weekly deadlines.

How is the course assessed?

You will have two exams during the first year of the course and you will carry out an Employer Set Project (ESP) you will also choose your pathway into industry:

  • Maintenance engineering technologies: Mechanical
  • Maintenance engineering technologies: Mechatronic - Maintenance engineering technologies: Electrical & Electronic
  • Maintenance engineering technologies: Control & Instrumentation
  • Maintenance, installation, and repair: Energy & Utilities

What materials will I need to provide?

An electronic device capable of internet access. We may be able to provide this for you if you do not have one.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Four 9-5 (A*-C) grades at GCSE or equivalent in 4 or more subjects including a minimum grade 5 in GCSE English Language, Maths and science.

If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication; however, the college may need to make some changes in light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the college’s control.

Your next steps...

What will the course prepare me for?

This brand new course will allow progression in to the world of work or on to university for further specialised study or a higher-level apprenticeship.

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