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    About the course

    You will learn to understand and perform fundamental electrotechnical systems engineering processes and procedures. You will also have the opportunity to plan, perform and evaluate your work whilst using a range of materials, methods and techniques.

    Entry requirements

    5 GCSEs grades 4 - 9 or equivalent including English and maths at at least grade 4

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    Awarding Body

    City & Guilds

    Why study?

    You will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in:

    Health and safety practices associated with carrying out electrotechnical systems.


    • Installation methods and termination connections
    • Systems and products used in electrotechnical engineering
    • Analysing and using information to and from electrotechnical systems
    • Removal processes as part of system decommissioning

    T Levels are new two year, Level 3 study programme that will offer an attractive alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships. T Levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 315 hours of industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace.

    Where will this course take me?

    Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:


    Higher Education 

    Apprenticeship (progression onto lower level apprenticeships may also be possible in some circumstances, if the content is sufficiently different).

    Core modules

    • Health and safety
    • Construction science principles
    • Construction design principles
    • Construction and the built environment industry
    • Sustainability principles
    • Measurement principles
    • Building technology principles
    • Information and data principles
    • Relationship management in construction
    • Digital technology in construction
    • Construction commercial/business principles
    • Building Services Engineering (BSE) systems
    • Maintenance principles
    • 14. Tool, equipment and materials

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course

    T Levels Q&A


    T Levels are new technical courses which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. They are Level 3 course that span approximately 1800 hours over 2 years. These courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

    T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or an apprenticeship.


    Harlow College will offer T Levels starting in the 2021/22 academic year, initially in the following areas:

    • creative and digital
    • construction
    • childcare and education
    • health and science


    T Levels are ideal for learners who are looking for a more technical route into skilled employment, further study or an apprenticeship.

    T Levels are a technical alternative to A Levels and prepare learners for technical careers.


    T Levels will include the following compulsory elements:

    • a technical qualification, which will include core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area and specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
    • an industry placement with an employer
    • a minimum standard in maths and English if learners have not already achieved them


    T Levels include 315 hours (approximately 45 days) of industry placement with an employer. Around 80% of time will be spent in the classroom and 20% on placement. This differs to an Apprenticeship, which is typically 80% in the workplace and 20% in the classroom.

    Industry placements can be undertaken as a block, as individual days, or a combination of the two.

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