Engineering Level 2

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSEs grade A*/9 - D/3 including English and maths.

What will I learn?

During this one-year course you will learn theoretical and practical skills that will give you an insight into the vastly rewarding world of engineering. You will have practical and theory sessions in our dedicated workshops, taught by experienced engineers, from a variety of engineering backgrounds. You will build a detailed knowledge of the types of machinery used in engineering, touch upon computer-aided design (CAD) and improve your mathematical and scientific knowledge.

Units you will cover over the year include:

  • Engineering machining
  • Engineering workshop skills
  • Welding
  • Engineering maths and science
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)

This course will give you a more hands-on and practical insight into engineering, preparing you for further study at college or progression into an apprenticeship.

You will be assessed during a variety of written and practical of tasks, and assessed on your accuracy and ability to complete tasks within a time constraint.

What could I progress on to?

The hands-on nature of this course forms a large part of the Level 2 Apprenticeship framework, making it easy for you to progress into the Engineering apprenticeship or continue onto the Level 3 Engineering course.

There are a number of career options you can choose such as becoming an Engineering trainee or apprentice Mechanical engineer and Machine operator.

There will be a cost of approximately £100 to cover the cost of tools, materials, and books. You will also need to provide your own safety boots and overalls.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 8888
    Course name Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
    Campus Ore Valley Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Entry Level

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