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T-Level in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control (Peterborough College)

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course is offered at our Peter­bor­ough Col­lege cam­pus only. For more infor­ma­tion on how to apply vis­it www​.peter​bor​ough​.ac​.uk

This Tech­ni­cal Qual­i­fi­ca­tion con­sists of a core sec­tion includ­ing health and safe­ty, mate­r­i­al sci­ence, and engi­neer­ing math­e­mat­ics with the sub­ject spe­cial­ism being main­te­nance engi­neer­ing tech­nolo­gies. After com­plet­ing basic skills mod­ules you will progress on to learn­ing about advanced diag­nos­tic tech­niques for mul­ti­ple mechan­i­cal sys­tems. You will work in the engi­neer­ing work­shops to gain the required hand and machin­ing skills, whilst attend­ing the­o­ry lessons con­duct­ed in a classroom. 

An indus­try-based work place­ment is required to run along­side your course, this must be equiv­a­lent to at least 45 days and will fur­ther rein­force your new­ly learned skills and offer a true insight into the engi­neer­ing industry.


Entry Require­ments

5 GCSEs at grades 5 or above, includ­ing at least a grade 5 or above in Eng­lish Lan­guage and maths.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

T Lev­els are exam-based.

In the first year, you will sit two core knowl­edge exam papers in June. These are two exter­nal­ly set and marked exams cov­er­ing knowl­edge from part 1 which is the engi­neer­ing com­mon core ele­ment. Both are 2.5 hours and have a weight­ing of 35%.

You will also com­plete one employ­er-set project (exter­nal­ly marked) cov­er­ing knowl­edge and core skills from part 1 which is the engi­neer­ing com­mon core ele­ment. This is 21 hours in dura­tion and has a weight­ing of 30%.

In the sec­ond year, you will com­plete an occu­pa­tion­al spe­cial­ism assess­ment, demon­strat­ing appli­ca­tion of the rel­e­vant knowl­edge, skills and behav­iours for the occu­pa­tion. This is 24 hours 15 min­utes in dura­tion and has a weight­ing of 100%.

In addi­tion, you will also have to have achieved:

  • The min­i­mum require­ment for Eng­lish and maths (grade 5 or above at GCSE, or Func­tion­al Skills 2)
  • Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of an indus­try placement

Your over­all grade will be cal­cu­lat­ed from the grades achieved on Core and Occu­pa­tion­al Specialism.

Addi­tion­al Information

Your T‑Level will include an indus­try place­ment with an employ­er to devel­op the prac­ti­cal and tech­ni­cal skills required for the occupation.

We will sup­port you in find­ing rel­e­vant work place­ments but you must demon­strate will­ing­ness to trav­el to your work placements.

These will last a min­i­mum of 315 hours (around 45 days). Employ­ers can offer indus­try place­ments as a block, day release or a com­bi­na­tion of the two.

Poten­tial Future Career

Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course accrues UCAS points and a num­ber of major UK uni­ver­si­ties accept T Lev­els. Please see points achieved by grades below.

Due to the high-lev­el aca­d­e­m­ic nature of the T‑Level and the con­sid­er­able indus­try place­ment ele­ment totalling a min­i­mum of 315 hours, the course is also designed to allow you to progress direct­ly in to the engi­neer­ing indus­try in your cho­sen field, or you can progress on to an Apprenticeship.

T Lev­el Dis­tinc­tion* = 168 UCAS Tar­iff Points = A*A*A* at A Level

T Lev­el Dis­tinc­tion = 144 UCAS Tar­iff Points = AAA at A Level

T Lev­el Mer­it = 120 UCAS Tar­iff Points = BBB at A Level

T Lev­el Pass (C or above) = 96 UCAS Tar­iff Points = CCC at A Level

T Lev­el Pass (D or E) = 72 UCAS Tar­iff Points = DDD at A Level

Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this T Lev­el will allow you to progress to roles such as:
• Engi­neer­ing Tech­ni­cian
• Aero­space Tech­ni­cian
• Avi­a­tion Engi­neer
• Mar­itime Engi­neer­ing
• Machin­ist
• Mecha­tron­ics Engi­neer
• Tool­mak­er

Course Con­tent

This pro­gramme focuss­es your skills and knowl­edge for work­ing in with­in engi­neer­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing. As part of the pro­gramme, you will study the fol­low­ing skills and knowl­edge:
• Process­es of pro­duc­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing
• Mate­ri­als used in pro­duc­tion, man­u­fac­tur­ing fab­ri­ca­tion envi­ron­ments
• Spe­cial­ist machin­ery utilised in the pro­duc­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing envi­ron­ments
• Prod­uct and project man­age­ment
• Qual­i­ty assur­ance and qual­i­ty con­trol
• Machin­ing and tool­mak­ing technologies

You will study util­is­ing learn­ing resources and mate­ri­als such as:
• schemes of work
• tutor deliv­ery guides
• class­room activ­i­ties
• blend­ed learn­ing activ­i­ties (eLearn­ing)
• tutor deliv­ery guides
• home study tasks


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My appren­tice­ship has allowed me to pur­sue my career as an engi­neer along side rep­utable employ­er Orange­house Renewables!

George Houghton



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