Engineering and Manufacturing

From September 2022, in collaboration with Excellence Achievement and Learning (EAL), we will be offering the T Level technical qualifications (TQs) in all three pathways within the Engineering and Manufacturing route. These will only be available in England.

  • Engineering and Manufacturing: Manufacturing, Processing and Control
  • Engineering and Manufacturing: Maintenance, Installation and Repair
  • Engineering and Manufacturing: Design and Development

City & Guilds and EAL bring together the strength of two market-leading awarding bodies in qualifications and skills development in the Engineering and Manufacturing sector. Our aims during the development and implementation of this new suite of qualifications are to help people prepare for the world of work, develop in their job, and progress on to their next job.

As we go into the TQ development, we’ve pulled together a list of activities that will ensure you have everything in place.

Download our engineering timeline

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How many pathways will you be offering in the Engineering and Manufacturing route?

City & Guilds and EAL will deliver all three pathways within the Engineering and Manufacturing route: Design and Development; Maintenance, Installation Repair and Manufacturing Processing and Control.

What will the new TQ be covering?

The TQ consists of an overarching core content and a range of specialist core skills and workplace practices that are relevant to the pathway studied.

Where can I access the outline content for the TQs?

The outline content can be accessed via the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) website. Alternatively, you can click directly to the pathway below to access the outline content you need.

Engineering and Manufacturing pathways:

When and how can we get more information about the Technical Qualifications (TQ) for Engineering and Manufacturing?

We will be hosting a series of provider validation panels in the coming months (November to December 2020 and Spring/Summer 2021), so please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

Once approved, the final specification, sample assessment materials, and supporting documentation will be available, and there will be a number of events that you can attend to look at the detail of the content, delivery and assessment from October to December 2021. You can find out more on the T Level webpage.

How can I get involved in the development of the TQs?

There are a few ways to get involved:

Providers: to support City & Guilds and EAL in the development of the T Level, which will involve writing and reviewing qualification content and assessment. Please get in touch with our team to find out how you can get involved:

Employers: to support local providers with the delivery of the Industry Placement for T Levels: The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and National Apprenticeship Service (part of ESFA) will work with employers and providers on industry placements. Employers interested in finding out more about industry placements can contact 08000 150 600 or email:

The Education Secretary has recently unveiled a new package of measures so employers can be at the heart of T Levels. For more general information, please visit the dedicated webpage.

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