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T Level Maintenance, Installation & Repair for Engineering & Manufacturing Level 3

T Level

2 years

Central Campus


Course summary

This qualification is for 16-19-year-old learners, who want to work within the Engineering industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of knowledge about the Engineering industry as well as giving you the occupational skills required to enter the industry (known as ‘threshold competence’). A learner who completes this qualification is well placed to develop to full occupational competence with the correct support and training.

Course requirements

You should have GCSE English at Grade 4 or above, GCSE Maths at Grade 5 or above, GCSE Science and/or Physics.

To achieve the T Level you must meet all requirements of the T Level framework, of which the Technical Qualification is one part.

Learners have to successfully complete an industry placement and any other requirements set by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) such as Licence to Practice qualifications.

You will also need to successfully achieve both of the two components that make up the Technical Qualification, as well as the full T Level Technical Qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing (Level 3).

The Core Component: The core content is designed to offer sufficient breadth of knowledge and skills for the learner to apply in a variety of contexts related to the engineering industry and those Occupational Specialisms linked to this T Level.

The common core content provides the building blocks of knowledge and skills that will give a learner a broad understanding of the industry and job roles. At the same time, it will develop the core skills they will need to apply when working within the industry.

Occupational Specialisms develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to achieve threshold competence in an occupation. Threshold competence is defined as when a learner’s attainment against the knowledge, skills and behaviours is of a standard for them to enter the occupation and industry. They must also demonstrate the ability to achieve occupational competence over time with the correct support and training.

To achieve the T Level Technical Qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing (Level 3) (delivered by City & Guilds) learners must complete the two components of the Technical Qualification. These are known as the core component and the Occupational Specialism:
1. Engineering common core
2. Maintenance engineering technologies: Mechanical
3. Maintenance engineering technologies: Electrical and Electronic

Two externally set exams covering knowledge from the engineering common core (component 300).
The exams provide sufficient sampling of the content and consist of a mixture of short answer questions (SAQs), some of which will be structured, and extended response questions (ERQs). The balance of questions in assessing across assessment objectives (AOs) 1, 2 and 3 will allow for the appropriate differentiation of learners to support the reliable setting of boundaries.

One Employer-set project covering knowledge and core skills from the engineering common core
The Employer-set project 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 provide a valid context for the Level 3 learner to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the core content and their core skills to solve occupationally relevant situations and/or problems.


One Occupational Specialism from
These assessments will feature a considerable practical element and are composed of a series of holistic practical tasks relating to the specialism at hand. They will take place over a period of time, scheduled at the provider’s preference within an approximate three-month assessment window. By nature of the considerable practical elements, the tasks will generate significant ephemeral evidence and be heavily reliant on Internal Assessor observation notes and records for validation.

The engineering common core (component 300) is graded overall A*–E plus ungraded (U).

The Occupational Specialisms (components 311 – 315) are graded overall Distinction, Merit, Pass and Ungraded. Each Occupational Specialism achieved will receive a grade.

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.

Career routes for this course include:

Mechanical Engineer
Electrical and Electronics Engineer
Engineering Technician
Maintenance Engineer
Maintenance Technician


To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

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