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T Levels, Level 3

T Level Technical Qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing

T-Levels are vocational route that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. They’ve been co-created by a cross-section of engineering industry experts, so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to get ahead of the pack and straight onto an engineering career. This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in engineering or manufacturing with a particular focus on maintenance, installation and repair of mechanical equipment.

Then you will be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement for a minimum of 315 hours across Year 1 and Year 2. This will give you an amazing opportunity to work within the engineering and manufacturing sectors and gain invaluable experience as well as those key skills that employers are looking for.

In the first year you will develop knowledge and understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector through the study of core elements. In your second year you will focus on mechanical specialisms designed to support and develop your skills and behaviours in this area.

The purpose of this specialism is for you to know and understand mechanical engineering systems commonly used in industry.

You will also undertake an Employer Set Project that will consist of a well-defined, real industry-style brief that allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core content and your core skills to solve mechanical problems.

After completion of a T-Level you have the opportunity to progress onto Higher Education courses, degree-level Apprenticeships, industry employment or training.


5 GCSEs at Grade 9 – 5 including English and Maths

The core elements will be assessed by two, externally set, end of year examinations. The Employer Set Project will be externally assessed across four practical tests. The Mechanical Specialism will be externally assessed across a number of practical tests during Year 2.

Where can it lead?