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Engineering and Manufacturing

T Levels in Engineering and Manufacturing 

City & Guilds has developed the three pathways available as part of the T Level Technical Qualifications (TQs) in Engineering and Manufacturing. 

How is the Engineering and Manufacturing T Level structured? 

Each of the Engineering and Manufacturing TQs are split into two main components: the Core, which is assessed by externally set written exams and an Employer-Set Project (ESP), and an Occupational Specialism (OS) which is assessed by a synoptic assignment.   

The following Occupational Specialisms are available within each TQ: 

Maintenance, Installation & Repair

  • Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Mechanical
  • Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Mechatronics
  • Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Control and Instrumentation 
  • Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Electrical and Electronics 
  • Maintenance, Installation, and Repair: Light and Electric Vehicles 

Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing & Control

  • Fitting and Assembly Technologies 
  • Machining and Toolmaking Technologies 
  • Composite Manufacturing Technologies 
  • Fabrication and Welding Technologies 

Design & Development

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Control & Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Engineering and Manufacturing T Levels

Engineering and Manufacturing T Level

Exeter College tutors and students, and local employers, share how the Maintenance, Installation, and Repair pathway is getting learners ready for industry.

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If you are interested in delivering the Engineering and Manufacturing T Levels, please visit our Provider page to find out who can deliver and how to apply. 

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The government has recently announced a provisional list of qualifications that will have 16-to-19 funding withdrawn from 1 August 2025 due to an overlap with wave 3 T Levels (Engineering & Manufacturing, Business & Administration, Legal, Finance & Accounting).

View the provisional list 


Through our Employer Industry Board (EIB), we are working with a group of employers and industry members to design and develop the T Level TQ specifications and assessments for the Engineering and Manufacturing to ensure the qualification is fit for purpose and meet the needs of the industry.  

Visit our dedicated Employer page for information on how to get involved in assessment and grading validation as well as industry placements.    

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