T Level – Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control (Composites Manufacturing Technologies) - Industry Excellence Academy

T Level Construction & Engineering

Course Details

T Level
Subject Area
Construction & Engineering
Age Group
16 - 18

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 2 years)

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This T Level is a Level 3 programme in Engineering & Manufacturing, specialising in Manufacturing Technologies. (Composites manufacturing technologies).
This is the course for you if you're looking to work in the Manufacturing Engineering industry, and is supported in its design and delivery by a consortium of Industry Partners.

Class sizes are kept intentionally small (12 max) to support accelerated learning, while using high quality materials and resources developed in partnership with our employers. Elements of the programme will be delivered digitally, reducing the hours that you will physically need to be in class, giving you the chance to develop independent learning skills and own your learning.

You will be assigned an employability specialist tutor to support you with your programme and progression towards readiness for the world of work.

You will also spend dedicated time in class with industry experts delivering and assessing bespoke modules which fill critical skills gaps the industry have identified, all of which gain you entry into a talent pool from which employers will select future employees, apprentices and graduates.

Those successful in gaining a place on the T Level will be eligible for the ‘T Award', a package of benefits that includes:

• £300 per year bursary*
• Curriculum based incentives
• Free branded work wear and PPE
• Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
• Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
• Participation in community projects
• Minimum of 3 curriculum field trips per year
• Specialist industry standard training
• International student exchange in second year (Lockdown restriction permitting)
• Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
• Minimum 45-day industry placement
• Digital Business upskilling
• Master classes
• And much more

*Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, positive attitude and grade profile.

If you're applying direct from school you must possess either English or maths at GCSE Grade 6 and, preferably, a Science GCSE at Grade 5. Candidates also need to attend our Summer School and have a successful interview outcome.

Progression from relevant Level 2 Transition Programme requires the following:
• Transition Programme Merit/Distinction grade profile
• English and maths GCSE minimum Grade 6

You will study in a “Blended Learning” approach. This takes the very best of classroom-based activity, combined with the very best of digital/remote learning and delivery from our Industry Experts. Time in college will be spent learning in our brand-new purpose build Openshaw construction centre, in industry-standard workshops and classrooms. Some of your learning time will be “Project Led”, learning by bringing together your theory knowledge and practical skills into an individual or group project, such as a community action project.
Core Component Assessment
These are still to be confirmed but will likely involve three assessments in the Core Component of the T Level Technical Qualification:
• Examination Paper 1
• Examination Paper 2
• Employer Set Project.
Occupational Specialist Component Assessment
These are still to be confirmed but will likely involve a synoptic assessment for the Occupational Specialist Component, which my take the form of an extended project.

Upon successful completion, you'll have the qualification and experience you need to progress to highly skilled employment, an apprenticeship or continue onto a university level degree or course related to the construction industry. All of these options could potentially be sponsored by your Industry Placement employer.

Whichever path you choose to take, you'll be developing a wide range of abilities and knowledge to help you succeed in a number of different career opportunities in industry.

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This course is free to enrol on if you're 16-18 years old.

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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