T Level in Design & Development For Engineering & Manufacturing: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
|Mode of study
|London Road Campus
|2 September 2024
About T Levels
T levels or Technical Levels are groundbreaking new qualifications which are equivalent to 3 A Levels. T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training, or study.
T Levels are ideal if you have completed your GCSEs, and wish to continue your studies but also want to get into a skilled job. They are also great if you prefer a practical approach to your studies.
They enable you to build knowledge and experience to help you get the job you want. T Levels are developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so you will have the skills that employers in your chosen industry need.
T Levels are ideal for you if you are focused on a particular career or work skills and either want to progress to university, further training, an apprenticeship, or employment.
Who is it for?
Engineering is a fast-moving, exciting career which incorporates the continuing innovation and development of products and systems. You could find yourself designing the next generation of smartphones, programming robots, manufacturing components for fighter jets, or developing sustainable energy. In this brand-new qualification, you’ll gain an understanding of how materials, conditions and context influence design processes and products.
You will also gain an awareness of commercial principles in engineering. You will learn about commercial priorities and markets, customers/clients/partners and resource allocation.
This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Engineering industry, which will prepare learners to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.
GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, plus 4 additional GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English Language and Science).
What does the course involve?
The course will include the following topics:
- Design methodologies and processes
- Tools, equipment, and materials used in electrical and electronic engineering
- Representations, symbols, conventions, and annotations used in electrical and electronic engineering
- Producing electrical and electronic drawings and representations
- Designing and developing working models
- Testing models and prototypes
- Different types of electrical and electronic systems and what are they used for
- What control and electrical and electronic engineers do on a daily basis
- Areas of the engineering industry in which electrical and electronic engineers work
Technical knowledge and practical skills development, specific to the Electrical/ Electronics industry. An industry placement of at least 45 days. Common workplace skills. Relevant Maths, English and digital skills.
How is the course assessed?
Two externally set exams covering knowledge from the engineering common core. An employer-set project that 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 give you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core content and your core skills to solve problems that could occur in the workplace.
An occupational specialism assessment which is composed of a series of practical tasks relating to the specialism at hand. This will take place over a period of time, which will be confirmed when you start your course. The course is graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Fail.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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