T Level Engineering Lv 3

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Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-4, including:

  • English Grade 9-4
  • Maths Grade 9-4
  • Science Grade 9-4
  • You may also be able to progress onto this course from Level Two Engineering if you have achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 and above.

Who is this course for?

This course is for aspirational students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of engineering, with proven application in a “real world” setting. This T Level has an emphasis on real industry experience and is equivalent to three A Levels.

What will the interview involve?

Prior to interview you will be set a task where you will have the opportunity to discuss your ambitions and describe to the person carrying out the interview why you feel a career in engineering could be your first step to employment, and how this will fit with your chosen T Level.

What will I learn?

On this course you benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and will learn:

Year 1:

  • Key principles, tools and methodologies in engineering and manufacturing design practice and processes
  • How materials, conditions and context influence engineering and manufacturing design processes and products
  • How user requirements are translated into engineering and manufacturing designs, i.e. inclusive design
  • How 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.
  • Develop your English, Maths and digital skills as appropriate for the occupation
  • Undertake an industry placement with an employer to develop skills and behaviours
  • Your placement will start in year 1 and last for a minimum of 315 hours over the 2 years

Year 2:

You will have the choice of which occupational specialism you study (that will be supported by your industry placement) and these will be specialist units to develop specific knowledge and skills in either mechanical engineering or electrical and electronic engineering and control and instrumentation engineering.

On this six term course, over two-years, you will be assessed through an exam, industrial placement, employer work-based project and synoptic assessment.

How will I learn?  – You will learn in world class facilities

You will be taught in a variety of ways to include workshops, lectures and seminars whilst also undertaking industry placement, to help support and underpin the theoretical knowledge gained in class. Digital methods of teaching and learning will be embedded to enable you to access materials at all times.

  • Classroom lectures for your theory sessions
  • Workshop delivery for development of practical skills
  • Independent study
  • Industry placement
  • Guest Speakers from industry and university lecturers

Industry placement

Your T Level will include an industry placement with a local employer to develop the practical and technical skills required to work in your chosen occupation. The placement is for a minimum of 315 hours/45 days. The Isle of Wight College encourages all students to find their own appropriate industry placement as part of the course. The college will also support students to secure a relevant industry placement. Your placement may be day release or in a block placement or a combination of both, and you will be required to be flexible.

What qualifications will I get?

You will achieve a T Level (Level 3) in Engineering, Manufacturing and Design.

T Level UCAS Equivalent Points:

UCAS Tariff points    T Level overall grade      A Level
168Distinction* (A* on the core and distinction in the occupational specialism)AAA*
96Pass (C or above on the core)CCC
72Pass (D or E on the core)DDD


You have the opportunity to progress on to an HNC/HND course at the Isle of Wight College, progress to university or proceed into careers including:

  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Civil Engineer

Additional information

This is a full-time course which consists of up to 5 days study and placement a week. You will be required to work in your own time and complete tasks under your own initiative.

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