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Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control (T Level)

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Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control 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 materials, tools and fixtures, how to operate machinery and analysis of data and specifications.

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: 2 years
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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: 2 years
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

Materials structure, composition and properties

Special requirements for tools and fixtures for the manufacture of components

How to setup, select and safely operate a range of hand tools and complex machinery

Analysis of data, documentation, tasks, projects and specifications

Producing products to specification using suitable methods and techniques

Undertaking maintenance and fault diagnosis

Project management and process improvement

Assessment methods

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

Qualification gained

City and Guilds T Level Technical Qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control (Machining and Toolmaking) (Level 3)

Further study and career options

Course progression:

Degree courses within The Bedford College Group

Degree options within the Engineering sector

Apprenticeships within the Engineering sector

Career progression:

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

  • Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Manufacturing Technician
Additional information

The work placement will provide an opportunity to learn and apply technical skills gained during the qualification. This placement will be within a company or organisation which is within the engineering sector or delivering engineering skill-based services. Learners will be expected to undertake 315 hours of work place learning across the two-year programme.

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.