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 prepare you for working in this exciting industry. 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 two additional GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
In Year 1 you will learn:
This Engineering & Manufacturing – Design & Development T Level also includes the following core principles:
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. Each week 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 - Design & Development T Level, you could secure jobs such as mechanical design engineer, materials engineer, manufacturing design engineer or electrical/electronic design engineer.
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