T Level - Design Engineering

T Levels are a fresh and exciting alternative to A Levels as they offer a work focussed experience which combines academic study of the highest quality with practical industry related skills. In addition, T Levels include a mandatory placement of 315 hours minimum, typically completed across 45 days, that has been built into the course to further develop individual skills.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
      LT3ENG/S
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    What will I learn?

    Inspired & Supported by a range of Industrial partners this unique course will develop your understanding of Engineering and will push and challenge your ideas and thought processes within Design.
    Within your first year of study you will explore a range of topics including principles of design, design processes and customer & client requirements. We will research the Past, Present & Future of Engineering to further our understanding and will gain a deeper understanding of the Maths & Science behind Design within Manufacture. You will have the opportunity to study within the School of Professional Engineering where you will develop your skills and knowledge to a higher level, ready for your future progression into employment or higher study. You will also work for 45 days (315 hours) within the two years on an Industry Placement to further your knowledge and skills.

    What enrichment can I look forward to?

    Students have previously enjoyed guest speakers from National & International Engineering such as Cadent Gas and Robertson and a range of local Engineering companies. There are annual residential trips to places such as London and Design your Future showcases, plus other events such as sports days and half termly fun days, team building as well as other events throughout the year.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students will need to have GCSE Science and Maths at Grade 5, English and two other GCSEs at Grade 4. The overall grade will be on a scale of Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction.

  • How will I be assessed?

    There will be a considerable amount of written and calculated work or investigation. The course is holistic which means that you will get a much better grasp of all of the content as it interweaves design, safety and applied mathematics into each project. The course encompasses two exams which cover all of the core content leading into an employer set project which supports all of the learning which has taken place.

  • Progression Pathway

    Students progress onto Apprenticeships with a range of companies and training providers as well as on to University to study a wide range of courses including Engineering, Architecture, Automotive and Mechanical Engineering to name a few. Working alongside exciting Professional industries opens the door to so many opportunities.

  • Teaching & Assessment

    Students will be assessed through a continual assessment using practical observations, written assignments, exams and an employer set project. The T Level certificate will include:

    • An overall grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit, distinction or distinction*
    • A separate grade for the core component, using A* to E
    • A separate grade for the occupational specialism (Civil Engineering), shown as pass, merit or distinction