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In Short

An Engineering Level 2 is aimed at those who wish to progress to Engineering Diploma Level 3, an apprenticeship or undertake further training within the Engineering Industry. The scheme has been designed to develop a greater understanding of the skills and knowledge required in an Industrial working environment. Completion of the course will also provide you with a Nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification that will enable you to progress on to higher level Technician based courses offered within the college. The course creates an environment that will assist you in developing the practical skills, knowledge and personal qualities that are essential for career development and progression within the Engineering Industry. It offers any candidate the opportunity to use Industry standard machinery and equipment whilst studying for a qualification recognised at all levels across Industry.

Entry Requirements

You should have at least 4 GCSEs at minimum Grade 4 (C) or above including English and Maths or have an equivalent qualification. You should have good attendance at your previous school or college and demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation at interview. Applications are welcome from mature students who may have the relevant industrial experience or other suitable qualifications.


Course Content

You will study the following units:

Unit 001 Engineering Environment Awareness
Unit 003 Engineering Mathematics and Science Principles
Unit 018 Fitting and Assembly Techniques
Unit 019 Manual Turning Techniques
Unit 020 Manual Milling Techniques
Unit 023 Computer Numerical Control Milling Techniques
Unit 036 Understanding Computer Aided Drawing


How will I be assessed?

Assessment method is External and Internal assessment



The course serves as part of the apprenticeship standards as well as progression onto the L3 FT course.



It is compulsory that you wear safety boots/shoes and overalls, without which no practical work can be undertaken.



If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact reception for details of costs and concessions on 01305 761100 or email

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