Engineering

Engineering: T Level Electrical Design and Development Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will commence in September 2022 and take two years to complete.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English.

You will achieve

T Level in Design and Development: Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Course overview

This qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed to work in the engineering and manufacturing industry. It will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an apprentice.

This two-year course has been developed in collaboration with leading employers. It is aimed at students aged 16-18, and combines College-based studies in our Engineering department along with a minimum of 45 days industry placement.

During this time, you will study a range of topics including core content that has been designed to give you a breadth of knowledge and skills for which you can apply in a variety of contexts related to the industry. You will also study a range of specialist subjects in the design of electrical and electronic engineering and manufacturing systems. Together with an employer-based project, the completion of this course will give you the opportunity to progress onto a Higher Education course, training or employment.

Course content

T Levels provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the student’s chosen industry or occupation.
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation.
  • Relevant Maths, English and digital skills.
  • Common workplace skills.
  • Students who achieve a T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate which employers will use as evidence in their recruitment.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Design methodologies and processes.
  • Tools, equipment, and materials used in electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Representations, symbols, conventions, and annotations used in electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Producing electrical and electronic drawings and representations.
  • Designing and developing working models.
  • Testing models and prototypes.

 

You will also explore the following:

  • What different types of electrical and electronic systems are there and what are they used for?
  • What do control and electrical and electronic engineers do on a daily basis?
  • What areas of the engineering industry do electrical and electronic engineers work in?

You will complete:

  • Two externally set exams covering knowledge from the engineering common core.
  • An employer-set project that will consist of a well-defined, real industry-style brief. The brief will be complex and non-routine and will require the use of relevant Maths, English and digital skills. The brief will give you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core content and your core skills to solve problems that could occur in the work place.
  • An occupational specialism assessment which is composed of a series of practical tasks relating to the specialism at hand. This will take place over a period of time, which will be confirmed when you start your course. By nature of the considerable practical elements, the tasks will generate significant evidence and you will be assessed by an Internal Assessor.

Writing and drawing equipment and a scientific calculator.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
Barnsley
S70 2LA

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Engineering: T Level Electrical Design and Development Full-time

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