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Discovering Life in all its Fullness

Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing



During this 2-year programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of design and development occupations for engineering and manufacturing.


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What can you do with this T-Level?


This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in design and development for engineering and manufacturing. Career options might include:





Course overview 

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • working within the Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors – an understanding of how materials, conditions and context influence design processes and products

  • essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing – a knowledge and understanding of mathematics including standard matrices and determinants and standard trigonometry

  • materials and their properties – understanding material processing techniques and their effects on materials and material quality, the condition of materials, how these are managed, and materials testing methods and techniques

  • business, commercial and financial awareness - basic commercial principles including commercial priorities and markets, customers/clients/partners and resource allocation


Options to specialize

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

The specialisms available in the Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing T Level are:

  • mechanical engineering

  • electrical and electronic engineering

  • control and instrumentation engineering

  • structural engineering


Course Highlights

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.


Career Opportunities & Further Study

What are the career opportunities?

Careers are wide and varied in the engineering sector, the may include the following: mechanical engineer, aerospace engineer, electrical engineer, engineering operative, lift engineer, manufacturing systems engineer, mechanical engineer or lighting engineer and many more.

What are the progression routes available?

T Levels will provide several progression options to students. These include skilled employment, an apprenticeship and going into higher education.

To help T Level students get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels.

UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade. Students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.