T Level Transition Programme Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Vehicles (September 2022 Start)

Start Date: 01/09/2022
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 23/06/2023
End Time: 16:30
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

The T Level Transition Programme is a new type of 16 to 19 study programme, specifically designed to develop the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto and success on a T Level. It is targeted at students who are not ready to start a T Level but have the potential to progress onto one following a tailored preparation programme. The core target group are students who are not ready to start a T Level but have the potential to progress, specifically students who; are able to demonstrate an aptitude and keenness to progress onto studying a T Level; need further support to address barriers to accessing a T Level – due to prior attainment, pastoral issues or personal development needs – that can realistically be delivered within the duration of the Transition Programme; would benefit from the additional time the Transition Programme allows to build their knowledge and skills in English and Maths, in order to achieve their Level 2 by the end of their training; learn better in a predominantly classroom/workshop-based environment rather than the workplace. The T Level Transition Programme consists of five core components which are tailored to the needs of individual students: Diagnostic and guidance period to assess students' capability and support needs in order to tailor their Transition Programme to address these needs. English and maths, for students who do not hold at least a GCSE grade 4 in English and/or maths. Work experience and preparation, to develop the skills, behaviours, attitude and confidence that will be needed for students to complete the T Level Industry Placement. Introductory technical skills, skills and concepts, to prepare students for the T Level route. Pastoral support and personal development Relevant and meaningful support to address barriers to education, support emotional and/or mental health difficulties, and support the development of study skills, and reflective and resilience skills.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

This will be an important component of the T Level Transition Programme, to enable the student to develop the skills, behaviours, attitude and confidence to successfully complete the T Level industry placement, and for future workplace readiness more generally; for example, time keeping, personal presentation, workplace behaviour. This can include work shadowing, work tasters, work experience to give students exposure to a real workplace, ideally with an external employer on an external site.

After The Course

The aim of the Transition Programme is to prepare students to progress onto and succeed on T Levels, so we want and expect the vast majority of students to progress to T Levels. Whilst completion of the Transition Programme would be considered good preparation for supporting progression to a T Level, it will not in itself lead to automatic enrolment onto a T Level. Students will need to apply for entry to a T Level as part of the college’s normal enrolment practices.

What Will I Learn

As well as the areas detailed above learners will also study but not limited to automotive related subjects like, routine vehicle maintenance, removal and replacement of vehicle units, diagnosis and rectification of vehicle faults, working safely on hybrid vehicles, fitting and replacing vehicle tyres, maintenance and installation of alarms, digital instruments, satellite navigation systems.

Entry Requirements

Suitability for this course will be determined via interview.