(Full Time - 2 years)
This brand-new T Level qualification specialises in the maintenance and repair of vehicles. It is aimed at those looking to work in the automotive industry and is supported in its design and delivery by our industry partners.
You will regularly interact with people from the industry, both inside and outside the classroom/workshops through guest speakers and industry experts visiting and delivering lessons, employer set projects, site visits, relevant field trips and through your industry placements on live sites out in the industry.
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.
Core subjects include:
• The fundamental mathematics and science needed for engineering and manufacturing
• Engineering and manufacturing principals
• Materials and their properties
• Core Health and Safety regulations
• Quality assurance, control and improvement.
You will also learn business, commercial and financial awareness, exploring how the sector is run whilst taking on responsibilities such as stock and asset management that help develop professional attitudes and behaviours.
Those successful in gaining a place on a 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
• Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
• Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
• Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
• Guaranteed progression to a Higher Education course at UCEN Manchester
• Bursary incentive if progressing to UCEN Manchester
• Minimum 45- day industry placement
• And much more
*Subject to requirements
5 GCSE's grades 9-4 including English & maths
Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.
This qualification is assessed by a Core Component Assessment and will likely involve three assessments:
• Examination Paper 1
• Examination Paper 2
• Employer Set Project
You will then also undertake an Occupational Specialist Component Assessment. These will involve a synoptic, which my take the form of an extended project.
Upon successful completion, you'll have the qualification and experience you need to progress either to, highly skilled employment, an apprenticeship or continue onto a university level degree or course related to the construction industry. All 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 several different career opportunities in industry.
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.Fees, finance and funding page
Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you'll receive and how it will help your career?
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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.Learn more
In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.Learn more
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If you love tinkering with cars and are never happier than when you’re wearing overalls and figuring out how things work, a career in the automotive industry could be just around the corner.