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T Level Technical Qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing

Mechanical Specialism

Course Name 
T Level Technical Qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and ManufacturingAvailable for applications
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code PAL3MEC1T000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips No
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
Course Overview

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 mechanical equipment.

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: Underpinning knowledge: • 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 workshops
• Directed assignment work
• Formative and mock assessments
Course Structure Classroom based: 50%
Practical work: 25%
Work placement: 25%
How you will be Assessed The core elements will be assessed by two, externally set, end of year examinations.
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.
Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 including English and maths.

Attendance Expectations

Five days per week over 36 weeks over two years.

At least 45 days of this will be spent on your industry placement.

Fee Information

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 a cost.

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.

Further Study The completion of a T-Level gives you the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.
Career Opportunities 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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Alternatively, contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Information last amended: 09 October 2023 09:44

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