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Target audience 

If you are looking for a practical approach to learning with real on-the-job experience, a T Level in Engineering and Manufacturing could be your next qualification. Designed by key employers, T Levels are a brand new two year programme choice for school leavers, which ensure you have the skills and knowledge businesses want and prepares you for work, apprenticeships and higher education. Those who complete a T Level are well placed to develop full occupational competence in their chosen field or go on to successful higher study.

Entry requirements 

Typically, a prospective learner will have five or more GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including Maths and English, and preferably science/technology subjects. Prospective learners will be interviewed by a specialist member of the School of Engineering to assess their suitability

Course content 

  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair
Assessment criteria 

Learners will be formatively assessed by way of exams, project work and practical assignments, with feedback for development and improvement. The core content covered in Year 1 is assessed by two, 150 minute written exams and an externally-set project completed over a number of days. The occupational specialism content covered in Year 2 is assessed by a single practical assignment completed over a number of days. Occupational specialism assessment is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Learners must also complete at least 315 hours of industry placement time in order to qualify for the T Level. The overall grade of the qualification is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction or Distinction* and is dependent on the grades achieved in the above assessments.


Upon successful completion of this programme of study, learners will hold qualifications that are recognised nationally by further and higher education establishments, as well as employers and other stakeholders. This will enable them to progress to employment, higher apprenticeships and further study.

The Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway develops knowledge, skills and behaviours linked to the Engineering Technician (Mechatronics Maintenance) and Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) apprenticeship standards, Electrical Maintenance and Mechanical Maintenance.

The Manufacturing, Processing and Control pathway develops knowledge, skills and behaviours linked to the Engineering Technician (Toolmaker/Tool & Die) and Engineering Fitter apprenticeship standards.

As T Levels are nationally recognised, they carry UCAS points allowing them to be used as entry qualifications for undergraduate engineering/manufacturing degree programmes at universities and higher education institutes.


Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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