T Level in Maintenance, Installation and Repair inEngineering and Manufacturing – Mechanical Engineering Technologies

T-Levels are new courses which will follow GCSEs and will be 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 for work. T levels are one of three post 16 options for young people, the others being A Levels and Apprenticeships.

The purpose of this specialism is for you to know and understand mechanical engineering systems commonly used in industry. You will have the opportunity to plan and undertake maintenance, fault finding, commissioning, testing and repair activities on mechanical systems, and complete associated documentation. You will plan, perform and evaluate their work whilst utilising a range of materials, tools, equipment and machinery.

Course Content

Year 1 is made up of 3 elements:

1. The Common Core Component:
You gain an understanding of what theoretical principles and practices integral to the industry and sector:

The underpinning knowledge outcomes are:

  • 1 Working within the engineering and manufacturing sectors
  • 2 Engineering and manufacturing past, present, and future
  • 3 Engineering representations
  • 4 Essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing
  • 5 Essential science for engineering and manufacturing
  • 6 Materials and their properties
  • 7 Mechanical principles
  • 8 Electrical and electronic principles
  • 9 Mechatronics
  • 10 Engineering and manufacturing control systems
  • 11 Quality management
  • 12 Health and safety principles and coverage
  • 13 Business, commercial and financial awareness
  • 14 Professional responsibilities, attitudes, and behaviours
  • 15 Stock and asset management
  • 16 Continuous improvement
  • 17 Project and programme management

2. Industry Placement:

You will be required to engage in an industry placement with an external employer for a minimum of 45 days (315 hours). This will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and develop your technical skills in a real-life engineering workplace.

3. Employer Set Project:

The employer-set project will consist of a well-defined, real industry-style brief. The brief will be complex and non-routine, and will require the use of relevant maths, English and digital skills. The brief will provide a valid context for the you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core content and your core skills to solve occupationally relevant situations and/or problems.

Year 2:

Maintenance engineering technologies: Mechanical

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of, and skills in:

  • Knowledge of mechanical principles and systems
  • Knowledge and application of component classification, numbering and referencing systems
  • Knowledge of how components are removed, replaced and repaired as part of mechanical engineering systems
  • Skills to plan and prepare mechanical maintenance activities using evaluation
  • Skills to select and use tools, equipment, machinery and technology safely and effectively to complete maintenance, installation and repair activities

Features/Benefits

Enter Employment: You can use the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained to start working in the engineering industry.

Apprenticeship: There are many opportunities offered through apprenticeships that allow you to carry on learning (20%) whilst spending most of your time (80%) furthering your skills in the workplace.

You can use the UCAS points you achieve as a result of completing your T level to continue your studies at university.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language at grade 5
GCSE Maths at grade 6
2 Science GCSEs at grades 55
And any other GCSE at grade 4 or above.

A previous study of engineering is not a requirement; however, you should have an interest in engineering and be prepared to discuss this further at interview.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice. international@loucoll.ac.uk

Assessment Methods

Year 1:

  • Core Assessment: 2 Externally Set Exams - Paper 1 and Paper 2 are both graded A*- E.
  • Employer Set Project: Externally assessed project work is graded A*-E.
  • Industry Placement: Evidence log to show completion of hours required and evidence of development of technical skills and application of knowledge in a workplace environment.

Year 2:

  • An occupational assessment that feature a considerable practical element and is composed of a series of holistic practical tasks relating to the specialism. It will take place over a period of time, scheduled within an approximate three-month assessment window. By nature of the considerable practical elements, the tasks will generate significant ephemeral evidence and be heavily reliant on Internal Assessor observation notes and records for validation - graded overall Distinction, Merit, Pass and Ungraded.
  • Industry Placement: Evidence log to show completion of hours required and evidence of development of technical skills and application of knowledge in a workplace environment.

Progression Opportunities

  • Enter Employment: You can use the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained to start working in the engineering industry.
  • Apprenticeship: There are many opportunities offered through apprenticeships that allow you to carry on learning (20%) whilst spending most of your time (80%) furthering your skills in the workplace.
  • You can use the UCAS points you achieve as a result of completing your T level to continue your studies at university.

Course FAQs

Q: Can you only study one T level?
A: Yes. Each T level is a full-time programme.

Q: Do I have to pay to complete a T level?
A: Like A Levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

Q: How many employers will I work with as part of my industry placement?
A: It is likely that you will work with at least 2 employers as part of your industry placement so that you have the opportunity to experience different working environments.

Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts

Dates:

  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Level:

3

Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24NTH0041

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