T Level in Engineering, Manufacturing, Process and Control 2024-25

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T Level in Engineering, Manufacturing, Process and Control 2024-25

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.
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Course overview

T Levels mark a revolution in technical education. T Levels will be the gold standard technical option for young people at 16-19, increasing the status of technical and vocational study. They will give young people the knowledge and practical experience they need to pursue a skilled profession - and because they have been designed in partnership with business, will give employers the skills they need.

The new qualification bringing classroom and work placement together. Giving you the knowledge and skills employers need. T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels, with 80% classroom 20% industrial placement (least 45 days).

Our exciting new two-year, full-time T Level in Technical Qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control course can lead to employment, apprenticeship, or university opportunities within engineering.

The qualification will help you gain an overview of the engineering industry, you will cover topics such as:

- Processes of production and manufacturing
- Materials 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

A learner will have the choice of studying one standalone occupational specialism as listed below:-
Fitting and assembly technologies or Fabrication and welding technologies

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Core Skills

Completing a project brief, learners will develop an appreciation of the breadth and diversity of Engineering and Manufacturing and have an opportunity to demonstrate high quality engineering practices, which allow them to work safely and effectively across different engineering contexts and within contemporary EDC workshop environments.

- Analysing and interpreting - Evaluate and confirm requirements, resources, technical issues, costs, health and safety, regulations, possibilities)
- Planning and preparation - Propose and plan key activities and risk assessments.
- Developing responses - Apply engineering and manufacturing processes to achieve specific objectives.
- Evaluating and quality assuring - Carry out investigations, generate proposals.
- Communication and presentation - Record, report, communicate and present plans.

Overview Fitting & Assembly and Fabrication & Welding.
Learners will be assessed against the specialism covering the following assessment themes:
Health and safety
Planning and preparation
Quality review and evaluation

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Job opportunities after this course

The employment opportunities for Engineering Craft or Technicians are wide and varied. Some of the typical roles are shown below:-
• Fabricator/Plater
• Pipefitters
• Welders
• Maintenance Technician
• CAD Technician
• NDT/QC technician
• Mechanical design
• Hydraulics
• Marine Engineering
• Marine Steelwork
• Mechanical
• Manufacturing Engineering
• Process engineering

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Further study options after this course

Apprenticeship or Degree/HNC

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Level 3 T Level in Building Services Engineering are based on the key subject areas of Maths, English and Science (Physics and or Chemistry). Applicants would be expected to have achieved the key subjects at GCSE grade 5 or above (or equivalent Level 2).

Digital or Design and Technology at GSCE grade 5 (or above), whilst not mandatory, are considered desirable for the study programme.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. In addition to the entry requirements, all students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when students are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled on to the right course for them to achieve and progress.

Entry onto any course at EDC may have entry requirements in addition to exam results; this includes but is not limited to DBS checks, references, fitness to practice and at times physical requirements to be capable of achieving the practical elements of the course without assistance. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal.


How is this course assessed?

The T Level in Building Services Engineering comprises a common Engineering core and one of the two Occupational specialisms listed below.
• Electrotechnical systems services systems and controls.
• Plumbing, heating, and sanitation services systems and controls.
The Engineering common Core is assessed by two externally set exams (Learners normally sit these exams at the end of year 2 of the programme). The learners chosen Occupational Specialism is assessed by a combination of centre marked assignments and a 'synoptic' practical workshop assessment. Learners also have to complete an employer set project that forms part of the 315-hour industrial placement.
Note: All components of the assessment criteria shown above must be achieved to pass the qualification

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When does the course start?

September 2024

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Length of course

This is a full time course delivered over two years.

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Fees & Funding

Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.
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How to apply

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page.

Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 743 0149.

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T Level in Engineering, Manufacturing, Process and Control 2024-25

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.