Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing (Light and Electric Vehicles) T Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course combines engineering and automotive learning to meet the fast-paced demands of the modern automotive industry. You will gain an understanding of the automotive & engineering sector, covering topics such as maintenance, installation and repair, fault detection and diagnosis, isolation and resolution methods, communication for maintenance, installation and repair activities.

This is a two-year course that has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for work.

This T level consists of a technical qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing, an employer set project designed to develop core knowledge and skills, and an occupational specialism in Light and Electric Vehicles.

The qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience during a mandatory industry placement of at least 45 days.

Engineering core units may include:

  • Health and safety principles
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Mathematics and science for engineering and manufacturing
  • Materials and their properties
  • Mechanical principles
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Project and programme management
  • Business, commercial and financial awareness.

Light and Electric Vehicle occupational specialism units may include:

  • Electrical systems and components, power sources, power units, and engine types. These include power units such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, internal combustion engine, hybrid electric vehicles, hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles
  • Driveline and transmission systems for various power units. These include direct shift gearbox/dual clutch transmissions, continuously variable transmissions, hybrid drive types, manual gearboxes, sequential gearboxes, transfer box limited slip differential and more
  • How components, including high voltage, are removed, replaced, and repaired as part of vehicle maintenance activities
  • Skills to plan and prepare vehicle maintenance activities using evaluation. ADAS calibration procedures, on board diagnostics, oscilloscope testing and fault-finding techniques on specialist equipment
  • Skills to select and use tools, equipment, and technology safely and effectively to complete vehicle maintenance, servicing, repair activities and make high voltage systems safe to work on.

Assessment Methods

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.

Progression Options

On successful completion you will have developed the knowledge and skills needed for working in the Automotive and Engineering industries, and can therefore enter the industry through employment or as an apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress on to higher education courses and training.

Course Summary

Course Title Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing (Light and Electric Vehicles) T Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including English and higher maths at grade 5 or above, and a keen interest in the topic. Entry is subject to a successful interview. Other considerations: a Level 2 vocational qualification or equivalent in a related subject, with merit profile maths.

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I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year.

Corey Perry-Jones

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