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Maintenance, Installation and Repair: Vehicle Pathway - T Level Programme (Level 3) : 2022 intake

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

  • Overview of the course

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    If you enjoy solving complex problems; love working with your hands; and are passionate about vehicles then this T Level could be for you!

    With 38.6 million vehicles licensed in the UK, there’s always a need for vehicle professionals and this programme will give you the skills to excel – you’ll gain an understanding of the primary and auxiliary systems of a variety of vehicles, learning in our high-spec STEM Centre.

    Equivalent to three A Levels, this two-year programme has also been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so you can rest assured that that the content is relevant and up to date.

    You’ll spend 20% of your time on an industry placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

    Your employer may also provide you with that invaluable first reference, whilst a number of our students have also been offered full-time contracts following successful Industry Placements.
  • What you'll learn

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    You’ll develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

    • Working within the engineering and manufacturing sectors, developing an understanding of how materials, conditions and context influence design processes and products.
    • Essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing.
    • Understanding materials and their properties, including processing techniques and their effects on materials and material quality; the condition of materials; how these are managed; and materials testing methods and techniques.
    • The basic principles of business, commercial and financial awareness, including commercial priorities and markets, customers/clients/partners and resource allocation.

    In addition to the core content, you’ll also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content:

    • Maintenance Engineering Technologies: Mechanical
    • Maintenance, Installation & Repair: Light & Electric Vehicles

    On your Industry Placement, you’ll work alongside professionals in the Engineering & Manufacturing sector, possibly working on a real-life engineering project. You’ll gain a unique insight into your future career and the different specialisms that you would work towards.
  • Entry requirements

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    A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Maths, English and Science. In addition, you will be required to attend a formal interview.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed via a mixture of assignments, employer-set projects and externally set exam(s).
  • Future opportunities

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    The sole purpose of a T Level is to prepare you for employment and a dynamic career. Due to the broad range of topics covered on this T Level, you’ll be equipped for a career in a variety of sectors.
    You could work as a:

    • Automation & Innovation Engineer, possessing a broad knowledge of business processes and emerging technology solutions, earning up to £50,000 per year.
    • Automotive Vehicle Technician, possessing a broad knowledge of maintenance, repair and installation skills associated with the safe maintenance and diagnostic analysis with present and emerging new technology like hybrid and electric vehicles, earning up to £35,000 per year.
    • Automotive Engineer within an assembly plant facility, ensuring that products are planned, designed and built efficiently and to a budget, earning up to £35,000 per year.

    As the T Level is equivalent to three A Levels, you could even decide to progress to university or a paid Apprenticeship, if you choose.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:

    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    Working with your Tutors, Careers Coaches and Learning Development Mentor, this element of the programme will be tailored to your individual needs, supporting your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including:

    • Activities to develop confidence and resilience
    • Group work to develop communication skills
    • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education
    • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation
    • Life skills

    We will also provide you with additional support, if you need it.
  • How to apply?

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    Find this course on our website via then click the ‘Apply’ button. You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email
  • Open Events

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    We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so this year, we’re giving you TWO options to help you discover what we’re all about.

    You can either visit us in person at one of our Open Events, or if you’d rather learn about us from the comfort of your own home, you can check out our Virtual Open Event instead, or even do both!

    Open Event Dates at Deane Road Campus are as follows:

    • 8th March 2022, 5pm-8pm
    If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting
    If you can’t visit our Open Event in person, or would rather find out about us online, check out our Virtual Open Event and access over 40 videos at a time convenient to you. Just visit
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    15.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    72 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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