Engineering: Manufacturing (Process and Control)


The global multi-billion-pound sector of manufacturing is fuelled by Engineers constantly innovating to solve our everyday problems. Are you fascinated by how it’s made? Explore diverse industry sectors from car manufacturing to how we feed whole countries. You’ll learn about exciting use of skills to solve real world problems, and also about how industry works based around engineering thinking, career opportunities for engineers, sustainability, and the true potential of engineering in the commercial setting.

There is a huge real-world 45-day industry placement experience built into the course, giving you a real advantage in the employment marketplace. In addition to robust core elements that give you a really good understanding of the sector, you will be able to specialise in an area such as production technologies, process design or materials use.

What will I study in Engineering: Manufacturing (Process and Control)?

You will study a range of core modules from typical Engineering modules such as:

  • Working within the Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors
  • Essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing
  • Essential science for engineering and manufacturing
  • Materials and their properties
  • Mechanical principles
  • Electrical and electronic principles

to more business focused modules, such as:

  • Health and safety principles and coverage
  • Business, commercial and financial awareness
  • Professional responsibilities, attitudes, and behaviours

The full list can be found at the website below:

Employer-set project

The employer-set project ensures students have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer set brief. The employer-set project forms part of the Technical Qualification and is a separate part of the T Level programme to the Industry Placement.

Occupational Specialist Content

Specialist content is structured into different occupational specialisms, which correspond to the apprenticeship standards listed on the relevant occupational map. Occupational specialisms ensure students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a level of competence needed to enter employment in the occupational specialism, and are organised around ‘performance outcomes’ that indicate what the student will be able to do, as a result of learning and applying the specified knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above from the core subjects. A course specific entry requirement is that you have a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and Grade 4 in English.

Students with a grade 5 in maths will be enrolled on Maths GCSE (Higher tier).  This course will run from November to May of year 1, and will support progress on the Engineering T level.

How will I learn?

There will be a lot of classroom based activities, with lectures, debates and workshops occurring through the two years but a key component of the T level is the work placement.  This is a substantial element of the course and equates to 45 days (315 hours) of your course.

How will I be assessed?

  • 2 Core exam papers taken in November of Year 2.
  • An 18 hour Employer Set Project, also in November of Year 2.
  • A 30 hour Occupational Specialism Assessment in May of Year 2
  • Minimum 315 hours of work placement with one or two employers


Do I need to be good at Maths?

There is a lot of Maths involved in Engineering so the standard is quite high - you will need to be able to access a similar standard to A level Maths.

Is there much practical work involved?

Yes, LOTS! You have 315 hours of work placement, at least, and many of your units in College will have a practical element to them as well.

What sort of progression is there from the T-level in Engineering?

A quick answer would be to say - lots of different opportunities! Anything ranging from a full apprenticeship to Higher Education Degree Courses in Engineering.

The T-level also offers you a useful route straight into employment or even self-employment.

Available As

T Level
[168 UCAS pts. available]

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