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Design and Dev for Eng and Manf
Level 3

Design and Development for Engineering & Manufacturing


2 years


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024



If you're interested in a career in design and development for engineering and manufacturing then this course is for you!

This 2-year course will develop a broad understanding of the sector, including material properties, business, commercial and financial awareness and essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing to ensure you have the key skills employers will demand when you enter the industry.

As with any T Level, this course includes a minimum 9 weeks experience working with an employer on an industry placement.

You 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

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

You'll study core elements in Year 1, followed by specialisms in Year 2.

Specialisms are either in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Control and Instrumentation.

You will be assessed through a mix of practical and written assignments and presentations to demonstrate your understanding. You will also need to successfully complete your industry placement.

To study on this course you'll need to have 5 GCSEs at grade 4 - 9 (C) or above including Maths, English Language and Science.

You will be taught by our industry-experienced staff, who are passionate about ensuring our students reach their full potential.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in design and development for engineering and manufacturing.

Career options might include working as a mechanical design engineer or manufacturing design engineer.

You can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level.

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Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.