This course is for those interested in learning about modern engineering technologies and their applications in the real world. Based on established mechanical study programmes, the course will develop knowledge, understanding, machining and hand skills across a wide range of engineering subjects.
- Working in engineering
- Principles of engineering techniques
- Principles of manufacturing technology
- Bench fitting techniques
- Metal lathe turning
- Metal milling machining
Students who have not yet achieved grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course.
Students need five GCSE at grade 3, or above or an equivalent Level 1 vocational qualification at merit grade, plus English and Maths.
Good hand/eye coordination when using the milling and turning machines. Being able to apply Maths to an engineering activity carried out in the workshop.
Diploma in Engineering Level 2
The three theory units are assessed by two on-line multiple choice exams and one written test. The three practical units are assessed by written tests as well as making items out of steel to a set tolerance.
Students are encouraged to work independently from home for the revision of online exams.
Students will complete work placement throughout the year. This helps to reinforce the understanding of the types of roles available within industry and enhance the skills required to gain future employment in the sector.
This will also give you the foundation skills to move on to level 3 or an apprenticeship.
Fees and Additional Costs
No additional costs are required, however students will need to supply their own steel cap boots, overalls-lab coat-work or shop related clothes. Your own pair of safety glasses is desirable.