A T Level is split into three main sections:
- technical qualification (TQ) is the main, classroom-based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO).
- industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insights into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
- English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.
Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control
TQ occupational specialisms and expected year of delivery
Fitting and Assembly Technologies - 2022
Machining and Toolmaking Technologies - 2022
Composites Manufacturing Technologies - 2022
Processing Technologies - TBC
Fabrication and Welding Technologies – 2022
Date approved – 4 November 2021
Expected to be available from – September 2022
Awarding Organisation -City & Guilds
Provider information - City & Guilds provider information
Mandatory additional requirements - TBC
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The overall grade is subject to completion of all T Level requirements – not just the components of the technical qualification (TQ).
T Level grades are worked out from students’ grades for the technical qualification core and occupational specialisms.
As well as passing the relevant technical qualification, the following elements are required to achieve an overall T Level grade:
- industry placement: This will be arranged and verified by the provider offering the T Level. For more guidance on next steps for provider visit GOV.UK
- students are required to work towards improving attainment in maths and English if they have not already achieved grade 4 at GCSE or equivalent. Where students have attained, or attain during the course of the T Level, maths and or English qualifications at level 2, this will be referenced on any T Level certificates and/or statements of achievement
Students who do not pass all elements of their T Level will get a T Level statement of achievement which will show the elements they have completed.
TQ occupational specialisms with the relevant standards and occupations
Fitting and Assembly Technologies
- Engineering Technician (Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter; Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical/Mechanical and Systems Fitter; Maritime Electrical Fitter; and Maritime Mechanical Fitter options
- Engineering fitter
Machining and Toolmaking Technologies
- Engineering Technician (Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering; and Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician options)