T-Level Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing

Light and Electric Vehicle Pathway Starting Sept 2024

MITSkills are offering a 2-year, Level 3 T-Level qualification in Light and Electric Vehicle for post GCSE learners as an alternative to A levels, either post-16 courses or an apprenticeship.

This course has been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need to begin a career as a Light and Electric Vehicles Technician.

As a T-Level student you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

Your industry placement gives you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies.

Your T Level will be worth UCAS points (a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A*) and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.

Like A levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

Programme Aims

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • working within the Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors – an understanding of how materials, conditions and context influence design processes and products.
  • essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing – a knowledge and understanding of mathematics including standard matrices and determinants and standard trigonometry.
  • materials and their properties – understanding material processing techniques and their effects on materials and material quality, the condition of materials, how these are managed, and materials testing methods and techniques.
  • business, commercial and financial awareness – basic commercial principles including commercial priorities and markets, customers/clients/partners and resource allocation.

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

The specialisms available in the T Level in Maintenance, installation and repair for engineering and manufacturing is:

  • maintenance, installation, and repair: light and electric vehicles.

How you will learn and be assessed

Your learning will combine classroom theory and practical learning and include 9 weeks (minimum) of industry placement. The placement will provide you with real experience of the workplace.

Your core knowledge and skills will be assessed through exams and an employer-set project. You’ll work with your tutor to decide when you’re ready to be assessed on the core.

Assessment of occupational specialist knowledge and skills will vary depending on the occupation. It may involve tests, practical assignments and projects. Your occupational specialist knowledge and skills will be assessed in the second year.

Entry Criteria

To join this programme you must have achieved 5 GCSE’s at grade 9-4
(to include English and Maths at grade 4 or above).

If you do not meet these requirements please contact our support team to discuss alternative routes.


Progression Routes

You will have the industry knowledge and experience to progress into roles like: Light Vehicle Maintenance Technician or go onto an apprenticeship or higher education.

Throughout the course you will work with you to identify suitable progression routes and support you in achieving these goals.

You can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level, including a university degree.

Opening hours

Monday -Friday: 9am – 5pm


Unit 12-13, Camphill Industrial Estate, West Byfleet, KT14 6EW

Unit 7 Gat Centre, Syon Gate, Brentford, London, TW8 9DD



0845 430 9009