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Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing (T Level)

Engineering Bedford


Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing (T Level)

This T Level course comprises of three key elements- core knowledge delivery, work placed training and an employer led project.

You will learn as part of your course key engineering concepts, principles and the essential maths and science. You will develop knowledge of design methodologies, engineering tools, equipment and materials and become skilled in designing and testing models and prototypes.

The second aspect of the course will be a work placement where you will gain on the job technical skills relevant to your course. As part of the course you will be set a work-based project which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained.

Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 12/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 1 year
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Bedford College
Starts: 12/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 1 year
Apply online

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Course Information

Entry requirements

Grade requirements…

GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in English, Maths and Science + one other.


A willingness to undertake work experience

Course content

You will undertake:

  • Work Placement (40-50 days)
  • Work place project
  • Engineering technical knowledge to include the following:

Year 1

Working within the engineering and manufacturing sectors, Engineering and manufacturing past, present, and future, Engineering representations

Essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing, Essential science for engineering and manufacturing, Materials and their properties

Mechanical principles, Electrical and electronic principles Mechatronics (PLC’s and Pneumatics), Engineering and manufacturing control systems

Quality management, Health and safety principles and coverage, Business, commercial and financial awareness, Professional responsibilities, attitudes, and behaviours, Stock and asset management, Continuous improvement

Project and programme management.

Year 2

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Principles of design, PCB manufacturing, legislation and regulations, mathematical theory and methods, electrical science and techniques, circuit design, installation testing and fault diagnosis, design evaluation

Mechanical Engineering

Principles of design, standards, mathematical theories and models, mechanical machines, statics and dynamics, materials, manufacturing process, aerodynamics, quality control, testing and measurement, systems engineering, CAD

Assessment methods

The course will involve both written coursework, employer set projects and examinations.

Qualifications gained

You will gain:

City and Guilds T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing (Level 3).

Further study and career options

Course progression:

Degree courses within The Bedford College Group

Degree options within the Engineering sector

Career progression:

Progression into the Engineering industry within the specialism that you have chosen.

  • Engineering Design and Draughtsperson (Electrical or Mechanical)
  • Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Manufacturing Technician
Additional information

Personal computer is required.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.