T-Level Design and Development (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Course details may be subject to change
Designed with employers, professional bodies, universities and businesses, this two-year T-Level in Design and Development for Electrical and Electronic Engineering will prepare you for a career in the electrical engineering industry, or to go on to do a higher level apprenticeship or degree.
You will spend 80% of your time at college where you will develop a broad range of core skills from across the whole sector. In addition to this, 20% of your time will be spent with an employer where you will engage in an industry placement in a relevant organisation, giving you hands-on experience in a real-life setting.
This T-Level is a technical qualification that includes the following compulsory elements:
Core theory, concepts and skills for the chosen sector
Specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
An industry placement with an employer which runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and gives you practical insights into the sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
A minimum standard in English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T-Level, meaning you will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.
Topics covered include customer and client requirements, principles of design, design processes and communication in design.
This two-year T-Level in Design and Development for Electrical Engineering will prepare you with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required for working in the electrical and electronic engineering industry.
The course is designed for school leavers (aged 16) and is an ideal qualification if you are intending to progress directly to employment within the industry, to an apprenticeship or to higher education.
Principles of engineering design in electrical and electronic engineering
Design methodologies, practices, processes, applications and integration
Engineering representations, symbols, conventions, and annotations used within electrical and electronic engineering contexts and activities
Standards and regulatory requirements relevant to electrical and electronic engineering
Mathematical theory and methods, calculations and their application
Scientific principles relevant to electrical and electronic engineering activities and their application
Standard electrical and electronic engineering processes and technologies
Verification and validation in design practices
Design purposes, metrics, contexts and constraints
Principles, component selection and application
Effects of non-electrical parameters
Health and safety procedures, regulations, conduct and compliance related to electrical and electronic engineering
Installation and integration of systems
Test and fault diagnostic methods in electrical and electronic engineering
Circuit/system verification and diagnostic equipment
Mathematical methods and calculations
Engineering representations and communication technology, media, formats and conventions
Presentation techniques and standard requirements for design and technical information
Design and communication technologies used within electrical and electronic engineering contexts and processes.
In addition to the content areas above, you will also study core aspects of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing.
You could progress to study a degree level qualification, such as a HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a relevant course at university.