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T Level in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control — Machining (Level 3) (16 – 18) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you like designing and making things and would like a career in the engineering sector. This new T Level combines workshop- and classroom-based study with at least nine weeks on industry experience with an employer.

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification that gives you a new choice to consider after GCSEs and are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. It is an examination-based qualification with a placement element.

You will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • Within the Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors – an understanding of how materials, conditions and context influence design processes and products
  • Essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing – a knowledge and understanding of mathematics including standard matrices and determinants and standard trigonometry
  • Materials and their properties – understanding material processing techniques and their effects on materials and material quality, the condition of materials, how these are managed, and materials testing methods and techniques
  • Business, commercial and financial awareness - basic commercial principles including commercial priorities and markets, customers/clients/partners and resource allocation

In addition to the core content, you will also complete the manufacturing specialism.

    The T Level includes a minimum of nine weeks working with an employer on an industry placement.

    How to apply for this course

    Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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    Location Date
    Jesse Boot Avenue
    Science Park
    University Boulevard
    NG7 2RU

    Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

    Course code: C049548 / Q049549


    T Level Technical Qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

    Level Level 3
    Entry requirements

    You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and Maths at grade 5.

    This course is for students aged 16-18 only.

    Teaching & assessment

    You will complete a range of externally-assessed projects including written exams and employer-set projects alongside completing 315 hours of relevant industry experience.


    You can progress onto an Apprenticeship, further study or into employment in a variety of roles, such as:

    • Aerospace Engineering Technician
    • Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Boat Builder
    • Engineering Construction Craftworker
    • Mechanical Engineering Technician
    • Non-destructive Testing Technician
    • Materials Technician
    • Blacksmith
    • Welder