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Maintenance, installation and repair – T Level

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About the course

This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Engineering industry, which will prepare learners to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

This technical qualification will suit someone who is not yet employed or looking to enter the industry post mainstream education. The structure of the qualification is designed to give learners the breadth of knowledge and understanding across the Engineering industry but also equips them with necessary occupational and core skills to enter the industry. This qualification is designed to support fair access and allows learners to manage and improve their own performance.

Topics and units

Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of, and skills in:

  • Knowledge of mechanical principles and systems
  • Knowledge and application of component classification, numbering and referencing systems
  • Knowledge of how components are removed, replaced and repaired as part of mechanical engineering systems
  • Skills to plan and prepare mechanical maintenance activities using evaluation
  • Skills to select and use tools, equipment, machinery and technology safely and effectively to complete maintenance, installation and repair activities


Learners may be introduced to this specialism by asking themselves questions such as:

  • How do mechanical systems operate and function?
  • What components are used in mechanical systems?
  • How is maintenance, installation and repair carried out within mechanical engineering?

Careers and progression

Maintenance engineer, mechanical engineer, higher education studies or higher apprenticeships

Entry requirements

Grade 4 or above in English & maths plus 3 other GCSE’s

Additional information

T Levels are the new standard in technical education in England and are available to 16–19-year-olds upon completion of GCSEs. They are a two-year programme providing an alternative to apprenticeships and A Levels. T Levels are a level 3 qualification; one T Level is roughly equivalent to three A Levels.

T Levels have been developed with employers; employers continue to be involved by reviewing programme content and assessments regularly. This ensures T Level programmes equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to successfully join the workforce within their chosen industry

What to do next

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Full time


2 year


Haybridge Road




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