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City & Guilds
Progression within Wakefield College
Opportunity for Placement
T-Levels are vocational route that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A
Levels. They’ve been co-created by a cross-section of engineering industry
experts, so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to get ahead of the
pack and straight onto an engineering career.
This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in engineering or
manufacturing with a particular focus on maintenance, installation and repair of
Then you will be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a
substantial industry placement for a minimum of 315 hours across Year 1 and Year
2. This will give you an amazing opportunity to work within the engineering and
manufacturing sectors and gain invaluable experience as well as those key skills
that employers are looking for.
What you will Study
In the first year you will develop knowledge and understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector through the study of Core Elements, including:
• Manufacturing Processes
• Engineering Design
• Engineering Maths
• Engineering Science
• Materials Science
• Electrical and Electronic principles
• Process Control Systems
• Business Management
• Health & Safety
• Project Management
You will also undertake an Employer Set Project that will consist of a well-defined, real industry-style brief that allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core content and your core skills to solve mechanical problems.
In your second year you will focus on Mechanical Specialisms designed to support and develop your skills and behaviours in this area. The purpose of this specialism is for you to know and understand mechanical engineering systems commonly used in industry including:
• Knowledge of mechanical principles and systems
• Knowledge and application of component classification, numbering and referencing systems
• Knowledge of how components are removed, replaced and repaired as part of mechanical engineering systems
• Skills to plan and prepare mechanical maintenance activities using evaluation
• Skills to select and use tools, equipment, machinery and technology safely and effectively to complete maintenance, installation and repair activities
You will have the opportunity to plan and undertake maintenance, fault finding, commissioning, testing and repair activities on mechanical systems, and complete associated documentation via a series of Project type sessions which will follow the route below:
1. Analysis of requirements
2. Planning & Preparing Activities
3. Performing Activities
4. Reviewing Activities
5. Communicating Information
How you will Learn
• Practical, hands-on activities
• Portfolio building
Classroom-based theory lessons
• Practical sessions in the laboratory and
• Directed assignment work
• Formative and mock
Classroom based: 50%
Practical work: 25%
How you will be Assessed
The core elements will be assessed by two, externally set, end of year
The Employer Set Project will be externally assessed across
four practical tests.
The Mechanical Specialism will be externally assessed
across a number of practical tests during Year 2.
5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 including English and maths.
Five days per week over 36 weeks over two years.
At least 45 days of this will be spent on your industry
Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional
costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are
payable by all students.
Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry
and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the
certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur
Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying
this qualification as a standalone course.
For more detailed information on financial support please contact the
Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.
The completion of a T-Level gives you the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.
T-Levels focus on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Engineering industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice.
How to Apply
Please complete a full-time application form.
If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact
Course Information on 01924 789111.
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