Engineering and Manufacturing

Diploma in Engineering, Level 2

Course overview

During this course you will learn how to work safely and effectively, how to interpret engineering information such as orthographic drawings and how to use maths to solve engineering problems. You will also develop a sound understanding of different mechanical and electrical components and will be able to identify the properties and characteristics of a range of materials; you will also study a unit on Electrical and Mechanical Science. By the end of the course, you will have developed a sound understanding of different mechanical and electrical components and will be able to identify the properties and characteristics of a range of materials.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

Applicants require 4 GCSE’s grade 3 and above (A*-D), to include English, maths and science. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discussed at interview. Students will be continually assessed through their probation period to ensure that they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Engineering Environment Awareness
- Engineering Techniques
- Engineering Maths and Science
- Fitting and Assembly
- Manual Turning and Milling Techniques
- Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by coursework. Your tutor will also observe and mark some of your practical work.

What can I do next

You may like to continue to a higher level qualification such as a Certificate in Engineering, Level 3 or our Extended Diploma in Engineering, Level 3. After further training, you can choose to specialise in mechanical, manufacturing, marine, aerospace or structural engineering.

You will be open to future careers including (but not limited to):
- Mechanical Engineer
- Materials Engineer
- Programmer
- Production Engineer
- Quality Control Engineer
- Precision Fitter
- Machinist
- Maintenance Engineer
- Jog and Tool Fitter
- CNC Operator
- Assembly Engineer