Engineering, Manufacturing & Design (Mechanical & Electrical)

T Level (Level 3)

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Engineering, Manufacturing & Design (Mechanical & Electrical) - T Level AF-ENGNTL-D(0000)000

Alton Campus

Type of study
Full Time, T Levels, Vocational

Academic Year 2022-23 (2 years)

Examination board
City & Guilds

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Engineering has a hand in designing nearly everything you come into contact with within your daily lives, such as homes, cars, computers, mobile phones and game consoles. This course will allow you to develop an understanding of engineering disciplines and prepares you for working in this exciting industry.

Your lessons will take place in the Sonardyne Centre, our superbly-equipped engineering building. You will spend time in both the classroom, learning basic principles and theory, and in the engineering workshop, where you will learn a range of practical engineering processes and skills. You will also spend a minimum of 45 days on an industrial placement where you will work closely with a leading employer either every week or on a block placement to help you develop the right knowledge, technical skills and behaviours for working in this exciting sector.

This course ensures you can rival all students, with a unique blend of both academic and industry experience with a work placement, giving you the real-world skills you require for future employment.

Grade 4 or above in English Language GCSE, grade 5 or above in Mathematics and Science GCSE and three additional GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

This Engineering, Manufacturing and Design T Level includes the following core units:

  • Science and mathematics – understand the scientific principles that underpin relevant technologies and use the main formulae associated with them
  • Engineering analysis – this involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solution of engineering and manufacturing problems
  • Design – this is the development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need
  • Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context – engineering and manufacturing activities impact on the environment, commerce, society on individuals; you will therefore need to be aware of these activities and to understand their impacts and the various legal and ethical constraints relevant to engineering and manufacturing
  • Engineering practice – the practical application of engineering and manufacturing knowledge and skills
  • Additional general skills – you should have developed additional basic transferable skills that will be of value in a wide range of situations

In Year 2 you will have the choice of which occupational specialism you study and these will be specialist units to develop specific knowledge and skills in either Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You will be taught on campus three days a week with a full time programme of lessons in our engineering workshops. We provide the specialist knowledge and industry expertise to prepare you for employment with some of the best engineering companies and employers. You will also work with one of our partner employers, each one leaders in their field, who will help you apply the theory and skills learnt in college to real industry applications.

You will be assessed through an exam, industrial placement, work-based project and synoptic assessment.

On completion of the Engineering, Manufacturing and Design T Level, you could secure jobs such as mechanical design engineer, materials engineer, manufacturing design engineer and electrical/electronic design engineer.

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student

There are great teachers here. This college has felt more like a university than a school, and it’s definitely lived up to that more grown-up feel.

Vicky Lipscombe, A Level student

This is a really good college, and it is definitely somewhere you can achieve your dreams.

Yolanda Stemp, BTEC student