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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.

Units include:

  • Working in engineering
  • Principles of engineering techniques
  • Principles of manufacturing technology
  • Bench fitting techniques
  • Metal lathe turning
  • Metal milling machining

Entry Requirements

Students need five GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, preferably including Maths and English or an equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 1.

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.


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 3 theory units are assessed by 2 on-line multiple choice exams and one written test The 3 practical units are assessed by written tests and items made out of steel to a set tolerance.

Home Study

Some however little formal homework is set by the tutor, but students are encouraged to work independently from home for the revision of online exams.

Work Placement

Work experience is part of the full-time programme providing suitable employers can be found.


The course is aimed at making the next generation of maintenance fitters. However this will also give you the foundation skills to move on to level 3.

Fees and Additional Costs

No additional costs are required however student 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 however the collage can supply.

Additional Information

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