T Level Technical Qualification in Design & Development for Engineering and Manufacturing - MK College

T Level: Design & Development for Engineering & Manufacturing

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Jobs in engineering are globally in demand. Engineers create, test, and build, incorporating innovation, logic and purpose into their work. From the humble beginnings of the wheel and the lever, right up to aircrafts and dams, engineering has shaped the world we live in and continues to do so. Engineers have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people and society, bringing responsibility and reward to those who can innovate, create and succeed in the profession.

Please note: T Levels are only available for students that will be 16-18 whilst studying the qualification. 

What will I do?

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

What’s next?

There is a range of progression routes leading to a level 4 apprenticeship, employment, university, or an undergraduate course at college.

Is it for me?

You will have three days in college and two days in an industry placement. 4 to 6 hours of homework per week is also advised. Staff will monitor progress and have 1:1 meetings with each learner. Progress will be monitored and targets will be set. Learners will also have progress reviews during work experience by both college staff and the employer.


You require five Grade 4 GCSE’s including Maths, English, and Science. No former work experience is required. This course is designed for 16 – 18 years olds wishing to stay in full-time education.


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