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Engineering Your Future, T-Levels in Engineering at SBUSixth.

In the dynamic world of technology and innovation, South Bank University Sixth Form (SBUSixth) is a pioneering force, shaping the next generation of engineering experts. Our T-Level in Engineering program uniquely blends academic theory with practical experience, offering a robust platform for aspiring engineers.

Why Choose a T-Level in Engineering at SBUSixth?

Engineering is the backbone of modern society, driving advancements in technology, infrastructure, and sustainability. At SBUSixth, our T-Level in Engineering is crafted for students who envision a transformative career in this pivotal field. Blending academic content with real-world applications, the course equips students with essential skills and knowledge for various engineering sectors. It’s not just about learning; it’s about applying that learning to real-world challenges.

A Curriculum Shaped by Industry Leaders

Our engineering curriculum transcends traditional education boundaries, integrating academic rigour with industry demands. Co-developed with top engineering firms such as our very own partner Skanska, it ensures relevance and applicability in the fast-paced engineering sector. Topics cover a broad spectrum, from civil and mechanical engineering to electrical and environmental engineering, offering a comprehensive understanding of the field.

Hands-On Learning: Industry Placements

The cornerstone of our T-Level program is the significant 45-working day industry placement. These placements provide an invaluable opportunity for students to engage in meaningful work, tackle real-world engineering challenges, and network with professionals. Whether it’s working on infrastructure projects or exploring renewable energy solutions, these experiences enhance classroom learning and significantly boost employability and industry insight.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

SBUSixth boasts cutting-edge facilities, reflecting our commitment to excellence in engineering education. Our engineering labs and workshops are equipped with the latest technologies and tools, providing an ideal environment for learning and innovation. From advanced computer-aided design software to 3D printers and Flight Simulators, these resources play a crucial role in our students’ educational journey, fostering innovation and creativity.

Pathways after T-Levels: Your Future in Engineering

Completing a T-Level in Engineering at South Bank University Sixth Form (SBUSixth) opens a world of opportunities, a fact vividly illustrated by the inspiring journeys of our alumni. Their achievements are not just a testament to their hard work and dedication but also to the quality and relevance of the education provided at SBUSixth.

Muhammed and Kazim: Pioneers in Engineering Degree Apprenticeships

In 2022, two of our standout students, Muhammed and Kazim, successfully secured their places in prestigious Engineering Degree Apprenticeships, showcasing the effectiveness of our program in preparing students for highly competitive roles. Muhammed joined WATES, embarking on a journey to earn his bachelor’s degree and achieve full chartership. Meanwhile, Kazim began his Civil Engineering Degree apprenticeship with our sponsor, Skanska.

Throughout their time at SBUSixth, both Muhammed and Kazim exemplified our distinctive approach to education. They engaged with Construction Youth Trust, gaining valuable insights through site visits and practising for interviews and assessment centres. Their participation in SBUSixth’s Year 12 work experience program further honed their skills, with Kazim working at Arup and Muhammed at Morgan Sindall.

Their proactive approach to learning saw them achieving additional qualifications, such as the BTEC Level 1 in Health and Safety in Engineering and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Green card. Kazim also expanded his skills through the SBUSixth Level 4 Computer Aided Design (CAD) course, a part of the ASPIRE program.

Taiwo Salami: Excelling in Engineering

Taiwo Salami’s outstanding academic performance at SBUSixth, earning a Distinction* in Engineering BTEC, an A in A-Level Maths, and a B in A-Level Physics, paved the way for her next venture. Her time at SBUSixth, filled with guidance and support, opened doors to new possibilities, leading her to a degree apprenticeship at Skanska. Taiwo’s journey is a perfect example of how SBUSixth’s focus on real-world application and academic excellence can lead to promising career paths.

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Otman Boumnina: Reaching for the Stars in Aerospace Engineering

Otman Boumnina’s dedication and hard work at SBUSixth earned him a Double Distinction Star in Level 3 BTEC Engineering, alongside impressive A grades in A-Level Maths and Physics. His next chapter is at Bath University, where he will pursue Aerospace Engineering with a one-year professional placement. Otman’s story is a shining example of how the foundation laid at SBUSixth can lead to exciting academic and career opportunities in prestigious fields.

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These success stories of our alumni are a source of pride and inspiration for the SBUSixth community. They highlight the effectiveness of our T-Level program in equipping students with the skills, experience, and qualifications needed to excel in their chosen paths. As we celebrate their achievements, we also look forward to staying connected with them, leveraging their experiences to mentor and support future cohorts of SBUSixth students.

Join Our Community of Aspiring Engineers

Joining SBUSixth means becoming part of a community dedicated to engineering excellence. Our T-Level program is more than a qualification; it’s a journey of personal and professional development. We invite you to apply and take the first step towards a fulfilling and impactful career in engineering. Our application process is straightforward, and our team is here to support you every step of the way.


Our Engineering T-Level is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about using that knowledge to make a difference in the world. We prepare you for the future’s challenges and opportunities, shaping you into an innovator and leader. Begin your journey at SBUSixth and shape the future of engineering.

For more information about T-Levels and their impact on education, visit the T-Levels information page.

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