T Level: Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
New for September 2024: T Level: Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing with an occupational specialism in Mechanical Engineering
What is a T Level?
T Levels are new two-year course which will follow on from GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners like you for work.
Every T Level includes an in-depth industry placement lasting a minimum of 45 days. Where students will get invaluable experience in the workplace leading to an employer set project.
More can be found out about how T Levels work here: T Levels for students | T Levels
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The Engineering & Manufacturing T Level at UTC
Year one: Core Component
In the first-year students will cover a range of core content and work on a project. The project is made up of a number of tasks which all relate to the same employer-set project brief linking to:
The Core Component will be assessed through a project set by employers in the industry and two externally-set exams and is graded overall A–E plus ungraded (U).
Year two: Occupational Specialism in Mechanical Engineering
In year two students will develop the skills to:
- Analyse and interpret engineering and manufacturing requirements, systems, processes, technical drawings and specifications.
- Evaluate systems, designs, components and processes, managing and integrating design information, proposals and specifications, to develop and improve mechanical engineering and manufacturing proposals and solutions.
- Propose and design mechanical engineering and manufacturing systems, products, components, processes and solutions, considering requirements, constraints and context.
- Collaborate to help manage, develop, test and quality assure mechanical engineering and manufacturing design information, systems, processes and outcomes.
- Communicate proposals, design information and solutions, producing, recording and explaining engineering and manufacturing representations, systems, processes, outcomes, specifications and technical drawings.
The Occupational Specialism in mechanical engineering is assessed through a project that is created in conjunction with relevant employers. The Occupational Specialisms are graded overall Distinction, Merit, Pass and Ungraded.
T Level qualifications overall will be graded as: Distinction Star, Distinction, Merit, Pass and Ungraded.
Learners will be assessed against the following assessment themes:
- Health & Safety
- Design & Planning
More information about the qualification can be found here: T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing qualifications and training courses | City & Guilds (cityandguilds.com)