Course Level: Level 3

Exam Board:  City & Guilds

Specification Link:  Click to view

Entry Requirements:   5 GCSE's Grade 5 or above including a 5 in English and a 6 in Mathematics. 

T Levels are a new qualification developed in collaboration with employers.

Every T Level includes an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for entry into the engineering industry. Placements will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) and take the form of either a block, day release or a mixture of both.

Course Description


The course has been designed to deliver a high level of knowledge about the engineering industry as well as the occupational skills required to enter the industry (known as ‘threshold competence’). A learner who completes this qualification is well placed to develop to full occupational competence with the correct support and training. 
 
The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the engineering industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as:  

Processes of production and manufacturing

Material used in production, manufacturing, and fabrication environments

Specialist machinery utilised in the production and manufacturing environments

Product and project management

Quality assurance and quality control 


In addition to the core knowledge unit learners will study the following Occupational Specialism:  

Machining and toolmaking technologies


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.  

Career Pathways


This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in design and development for engineering and manufacturing.

Job Opportunities
Engineering Design
Engineering Manufacturing
Prototype production
Project management
CAD Technician
3D Printing Technician