Mechanical Engineering TLevel

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Olive Grove Campus

About this Course

This qualification covers modern design methodologies, and uses mechanical engineering expertise and understanding to bring concepts to life. You will gain knowledge of the engineering field while you study subjects like client and customer needs, design principles, and design communication.

Key Units

This T Level consists of a technical qualification in design and development for engineering and manufacturing, an employer set project designed to develop core knowledge and skills, and an occupational specialism in Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering core units will include:
  • Mathematics for engineering and manufacturing  
  • Science for engineering and manufacturing
  • Materials and their properties  
  • Mechanical principles  
  • Electrical and electronic principles  
  • Mechatronics
  • Working within the engineering and manufacturing sectors  
  • Engineering and manufacturing past, present, and future  
  • Engineering representations  
  • 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 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (9-4) including Science, and English and Maths at grade 5 or above. A keen interest in the topic is also beneficial.

Other considerations: a Level 2 vocational qualification or equivalent in a related subject, with merit.

Entry is subject to a successful interview. 

Interested in doing a T Level, but worried you haven't got the entry requirements, or feel that you might need more time to get ready for one? We offer a T Level Foundation Year which is a one-year, post-GCSE programme designed to get you T Level ready. It will give you technical knowledge, practical and study skills, English and Maths, work experience and support tailored to you and your chosen T Level and future career path. Apply for the T Level today and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your options.


You will be assessed through written and practical examinations, employer set projects, group work and presentations. You will be set targets to work towards and achieve in your mandatory placement to help you develop the skills you need for your second-year practical assessment.

Where does this Lead

The completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress on to university level study or higher level Apprenticeships e.g. HNC in Engineering, MSc in Engineering.

This includes our own university level offer at UC Sheffield. Click here to find out more.

Future Opportunities

Engineers today operate in a workplace that involves the use of cutting-edge technologies and creative solutions. It is a dynamic, stimulating industry that involves the ongoing development of products and systems. As an engineer, you might design the next generation of smartphones, programme robots, make fighter jet parts, or work on sustainable energy projects.

Upon successful completion you will have development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the engineering industry. Students could achieve careers as:
  • CAD Technician
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Electrical Engineering Technician

Tell Me More

This two-year qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for work. Students will study in a variety of ways, including classroom learning and on-the-job experience during a mandatory industry placement of at least 45 days.

Extra Costs

PPE (boots and overalls) are required for access to the workshop.

There may be optional trips and visits offered throughout the course at extra cost.

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