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Automotive – Foundation Programme – T Level


T Level (Level 2)

Type of study

School Leavers




On Campus and Industry Placement


1 year


The foundation programme in Automotive is designed for you to progress onto the Level 3 T Level Automotive: Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Light and Electric Vehicles the following year. You will develop knowledge and understanding of motor vehicles by working towards the Light Vehicle Service & Repair Principles qualification. Alongside this you will have an opportunity to improve your Maths, English, communication and employability skills. A key part of the foundation programme is to work towards national technical outcomes which will help you flourish.


Five GCSEs at grade 9-3, including English and Maths.


You will study a core element that will develop your knowledge of concepts, theories and core skills relevant to automotive light and electric vehicles.

You will study specialist occupational specific content such as mechanical principles, primary and auxiliary systems, drive devices and their purpose and electronic and mechanical diagnostic and measurement techniques.


Assessment will come in different forms. In some instances, you will undertake exams to test core skills whilst practical skills test will help assess your occupational specialismWith T-levels, your work placement employer will also help by ensuring you cover key areas within your placement which will help prepare you for assessments.


Level 3 T Level Automotive: Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Light and Electric Vehicles.


The T-level qualification provides ample opportunities to experience different work settings through the industry placement element of the course. 


The College has a specialist facility that provides excellent, industry standard facilities for Bricklaying and Carpentry in its Technology and Future Skills Centre. 

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