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Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing (Electrical and Electronic) T Level

Course code: FFAV500P

Subject area: Engineering

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 26th Jun 2026

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Engineering has a hand in designing nearly everything you come into contact with within your daily lives such as homes, cars, computers, mobile phones and game consoles. This course will allow you to develop an understanding of engineering disciplines and prepare you for working in this exciting industry. You will spend time in both the classroom, learning basic principles and theory, and in the engineering workshop, where you will learn a range of practical engineering processes and skills. You will also spend a minimum of 45 days on an industrial placement where you will work closely with a leading employer either every week or on a block placement to help you develop the right knowledge, technical skills and behaviours for working in this exciting sector.

In year 1 you will learn:

Key principles, tools and methodologies in engineering and manufacturing design practice and processesHow materials, conditions and context influence engineering and manufacturing design processes and productsHow user requirements are translated into engineering and manufacturing designs, i.e. inclusive designHow research and testing, and different research and testing methodologies, support effective design practices and outcomes.This Engineering & Manufacturing – Design & Development T Level also includes the following core principles:

Science and mathematics – understand the scientific principles that underpin relevant technologies and use the main formulae associated with them.Engineering analysis – this involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solution of engineering and manufacturing problems.Design – learn about the development of economically viable products, processes or systems to meet a defined need.Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental contexts – learn how engineering and manufacturing activities impact on the environment, commerce, society and on individuals. You will learn about being aware of these activities and understand the various legal and ethical constraints relevant to engineering and manufacturing.Engineering practice – learn about the practical application of engineering and manufacturing knowledge and skills.In Year 2 you will have the choice of which occupational specialism you study and these will be specialist units to develop specific knowledge and skills in either mechanical engineering or electrical and electronic engineering.

Course units
T Levels are made up of three elements:

Core Component

This will be split into two parts:

Technical knowledge and skills relevant to the T Levels industry. You’ll need to demonstrate that you:

Understand how your industry works;Understand how occupational specialisms fit within the industry; andKnow the working practices in the industry.An employer-set project which will require you to apply your knowledge and skills to a set challenge.

Specialist Skills

You’ll learn specialist skills for your industry in a classroom-based environments, such as workshops. You will need to show evidence of your achievement and demonstrate your ability to work in your chosen industry.

Industry Placements

Industry placements are an essential part of the T Level qualification, and you’ll complete between 45-60 days in a placement. This means you’ll develop the workplace skills that employers are looking for, gain a clearer idea about the job and even the possibility of opportunities to secure future employment!

What next?
This course ensures you can rival all students with a unique blend of both academic and industry experience with a work placement giving you the real-world skills you require for future employment.

Entry criteria
5 GCSEs at grade 4 including English, maths at grade 5 OR a pass at Level 2 and English grade 4, maths grade 5 or above.
Fee information
There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
Tlevel in Engineering

Learning & method assessment
You will be taught on campus with a full time programme of lessons in our engineering workshops. We provide the specialist knowledge and industry expertise to prepare you for employment with some of the best engineering companies and employers. You will also work with one of our partner employers, each one leaders in their field, who will help you apply the theory and skills learnt in college to real industry applications.

User skills
As well as the technical and practical skills you will gain a range of transferable skills including written and oral communication, team working, self-management, time management, leadership, self-confidence and self-directed learning.You will gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you need to gain employment or to progress you onto your next level of study.