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The Level 3 Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacture (T-Level) Yr1 is the replacement for Btec level 3 it offers students a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience during an industry placement of at least 45 days.

This 2 year course provides the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

T Levels are a new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The 2-year qualification brings classroom and work placement together, on a course designed with employers and businesses.

What can I do next?

After you have successfully completed this programme, you can choose to:

Apply for a Higher Education course

Apply for an Apprenticeship

Enter into employment in this industry

Placement on a trainee programme with a Engineering company

What will I be doing?

T Levels will suit those students who know the industry or area of work they want to pursue for a career, and like the idea of a predominantly learning environment based course but with a strong practical emphasis and time in the workplace.

They differ from apprenticeships which are predominantly work-based and focussed on a particular occupation; and A levels which are academic and entirely classroom or learning environment based. Since a T Level is equivalent to 3 A levels in size, it is important to recognise the amount and rigour of learning involved.

Based at our campus, you will regularly interact with people from the engineering industry, both inside and outside of the classroom and workshop. You'll have access to guest speakers and industry experts visiting and taking classes, employer set projects, site visits, relevant field trips and industry placements on live sites out in the world of work.

Class sizes are kept intentionally small to support accelerated learning and use high quality materials and resources developed in partnership with our employers. You'll spend dedicated time in class with industry experts, who will deliver and assess bespoke modules which fill critical skills gaps the industry have identified. Plus, you'll be assigned a specialist employability tutor to support you with your programme and progression towards readiness for the world of work.

Added Extras

There are lots of perks to this course, including the opportunity to work with local employers, meeting guest speakers who are experts in their field, and working with students in other departments to support projects and activities.

As a full time student, you will have the chance to take part in additional activities alongside your main programme. You can also take part in our enrichment programme, which includes sport, foreign languages and a range of other activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of practical tasks that reflect standards used in the Engineering industry, you will also be expected to provide detailed method statements and at times quantities for materials to support your English and maths skills. We will also assess your underpinning knowledge through various in class and end of unit theory based tests. These will be marked and feedback given to show where you've made progress and where there are areas for development.

Entry requirements

    5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above including English and Maths

What do I need to bring?

You must provide your own boots and overalls. You may also be asked to buy a recommended text book.

You will be required to pay a kit and enrichment fee - this will be discussed at our Information Evenings (as part of your application process).

If you think you would benefit from financial support, we have bursary options available for those who meet the criteria. Please note, this funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at the time of application.

If you would like financial support, contact our Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee Information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2022.

If you will be over 19 on 31 August 2022 please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change

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