T Level Engineering Programme

Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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Full Title: T Level Technical Qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing (Occupational Specialism: Maintenance engineering technologies: Mechatronic)

This programme is equivalent to three A Levels and can provide access into either apprenticeships or university courses. It is intended to provide a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experiences to allow you to progress into your chosen specialist area of engineering.

Students selecting this course will have a clear determination and passion for the subject. Engineering students will need high levels of resilience to keep up with the challenge of the coursework assessed elements, and effective time management and independent study skills to achieve in the examined elements.

The T Level programme includes the following compulsory elements:

  • Technical Qualification (TQ), which includes:
    • Engineering Core Learning
    • Industrial Project
    • Occupational Specialist Related Coursework
    •  Industry placement with an employer up to 45 days

In Year One you will complete the Engineering common core content, topics will include:

  • Knowledge of working within the engineering and manufacturing sectors and the professional responsibilities, attitudes, and behaviours required to do so
  • Knowledge of the essential mathematics and science for engineering and manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and mechatronic principles.
  • Knowledge of health and safety principles.
  • An understanding of the business management required within the sector to provide a product or service with success.
  • Skills in project management and delivery of a project. 

In Year Two you will study one standalone Occupational Specialism as listed below:

  • Maintenance engineering technologies: Mechatronic 
    • The purpose of this specialism is for learners to know and understand mechatronic engineering systems and undertake key procedures for maintenance, installation and repair. Learners will have the opportunity to plan, perform and evaluate their work whilst utilising a range of materials, tools, equipment and machinery.  
    • Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of, and skills in:
      • Knowledge of common mechanisms and controllers
      • Knowledge and application of component classification, numbering and referencing systems
      • Knowledge of how components are removed, replaced and repaired as part of mechatronic systems
      • Skills to plan and prepare mechatronic maintenance activities using evaluation
      • Skills to select and use tools, equipment, machinery and technology safely and effectively to complete maintenance, installation and repair activities 

Full details can be found on the City & Guilds website

What Can You Expect In Lessons?

From day one, the sheer range of engineering topics and sectors addressed in this course will keep you engaged and busy. This is a two year course where each lesson will provide you with a new challenge, initially focused on developing basic knowledge and skills, all of which start to come together and allow you to apply them to industrial contexts and problem solving projects and coursework.

Entry Requirements: 

  • 32 GCSE Points
    • Calculate GCSE points with your best eight individual GCSE Subjects (9=9, 8=8, 7=7 etc)
    • More information on how to calculate GCSE points from Level 2 Vocational Courses can be found here
  • Grade 5 in Mathematics
  • Grade 4 in English Language
  • Merit 2 in BTEC Engineering or grade 4 Design and Technology or equivalent (if previously studied)

Click here to find out more about T Levels and where they can lead you.

T Levels and University Entry

For information on which universities and courses will accept T Levels, please click here

You can apply for this programme here