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T-LEVEL - FABRICATION & WELDING

T LEVEL IN ENG & MAN - FABRICATION & WELDING
Start Date
16/09/2024
End Date
30/07/2026
Attendance
Full Time
Target audience 

16 - 18 YEAR OLD

Entry requirements 

Grade 5 in 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English

Course content 

ENGINEERING COMMON CORE:

It covers the theoretical knowledge of the engineering and manufacturing industry and various disciplines across all sectors that are indicative to the industry.  Learners gain an understanding of what theoretical principles and practices integral to the industry and sector are required to work in it.

OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALISM - FABRICATION AND WELDING TECHNOLOGIES:

The purpose of this specialism is for learners to know and undertake a range of industrial processes and manufacturing techniques to carry out metal fabrication work and in welding technologies which can be used across a range of sectors including civil engineering, marine, automotive, Petro-chemical and aviation.  The size and weight of the fabrications can range from components that can be easily picked up by hand, to massive structures that require several cranes to manipulate.

INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT:

You will complete a 315 hour (45 day) industrial placements at one of our engineering/welding/metal fabrication partner companies.  This is completed over the course of the two-year programme and will typically be one day per week.  Goals will be set by yourself with help from your tutor and supervisor, and you will complete tasks during the placements to help you meet them.  The placement will be in a real-work setting, allowing you to gain valuable experience.  Progress will be periodically checked to see how you are developing; this is similar to how apprenticeships work.

Teaching & Learning 

The Technical Qualification (TQ) primarily comprises of the classroom and workshop-based sessions you will complete at College. The TQ will help you gain an understanding of the engineering industry and sector. In Year 1, you will complete the Core Component; this covers essential knowledge, skills and behaviours in all roles within engineering and manufacturing. In Year 2, you will complete the Occupational Specialism; this covers the specific knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with the specialism fabrication and welding.

Assessment criteria 

ASSESSMENT OF CORE COMPONENT:

The Core Component is assessed by three assessments completed towards the end of Year 1; two exams and one employer-set project (ESP).

Both exams are written examinations.  Each covers a proportion of the Core Component.  The Employer-Set Project is a time-constrained assignment completed in class under controlled conditions over a number of days.  It will consist of an engineering problem or design brief for which you must produce a solution.

The assessment of the Core Component is externally marked, with marks from the three assessments to be combined to give a final grade for the Core Component.  This is graded between A* to E.

ASSESSMENT OF THE OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALISM:

The fabrication and welding technologies occupational specialism is assessed by one externally set practical assignment.  The duration of the assessment is 26 hours and 15 minutes.  Learners will be assessed against the following assessment times:

  • Health and Safety
  • Planning and preparation
  • Production and Assembly
  • Quality testing, review and evaluation
Progression 

ENTRY LEVEL EMPLOYMENT

With experience you could:

  • become a supervisor or metal fabrication workshop manager
  • work in welding inspection, non-destructive testing or quality control
  • train as a commercial diver and specialise in underwater welding, for example in oil, gas and marine engineering
  • become a further education teacher or training assessor
  • study materials science to become a welding engineer and work in welding design and standards development

HIGHER LEVEL APPRENTICESHIPS

We expect that some T Level graduates will progress from their course to a relevant apprenticeship at Level 4 or higher, building on the knowledge, skills and behaviours they have developed during their T Level course.

HIGHER EDUCATION

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.

Courses

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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