(Full Time - 2 years)
This T Level is a Level 3 programme in Engineering & Manufacturing, specialising in Mechanical Engineering. This is the course for you if you're looking to work in the Engineering Design or manufacturing industry, and is supported in its design and delivery by a consortium of Industry Partners.
This is a two-year course which is delivered by both college teachers and industry experts through a variety of means. It takes place in purpose-built, engineering facilities at our Openshaw campus.
You will regularly interact with people from the industry, both inside and outside the classroom/workshops. This is done via guest speakers and industry experts visiting and taking your classes, employer set projects, site visits and relevant field trips and via your Industry Placements on live sites out in the world of work.
Class sizes are kept intentionally small to support accelerated learning. They use high quality materials and resources developed in partnership with our employers. Elements of the programme will be delivered digitally, so 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.
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)
Achieved 5 GCSE's grade 9-4 including English or Maths and successful completion of Jump Starts to T Levels programme
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 will 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 Engineering 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.
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.
- This course is free to enrol on if you're 16-18 years old.
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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