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Course Description

This Level 2 Engineering programme is the ideal choice if you are new to the subject or have completed the Level 1 programme and want to enhance your skills. It will develop your skills in organising work and identifying and preventing problems. This programme will allow you to acquire some theoretical engineering knowledge but mostly practical mechanical engineering skills in a controlled environment, with the opportunity to gain entry level employment in a variety of engineering and manufacturing settings, or as an apprentice or indeed to progress onto our Level 3 Diploma in Engineering if you have a grade 4 or above in maths.

This programme is seen by many employers as their preferred route into their apprenticeships. The course will cover the fundamental skills and knowledge you will need to enter the engineering industry.

You will need to complete three mandatory units:
> Working safely in engineering
> Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
> Using and communicating technical information

You will also take a number of optional units that include:
> Producing components using hand fitting techniques
> Preparing and using lathes and milling machines
> Preparing and using welding equipment
> Producing sheet metal and platework components and assemblies
> Assembling and testing electronic circuits

In addition you will learn the importance of working to a high standard, in a safe and measured way.

You will create a digital portfolio of work which will be assessed against set criteria and you will sit online theory exams. In addition to your vocational course you will also continue to study maths and English if you haven't already achieved a grade 4, and these skills will be further embedded into your vocational course.

Work experience is part of your course, and your tutor will help you to find an opportunity for you to gain key employability skills like communication, team work and time keeping skills.

This full-time course includes a tutorial programme which aims to help you to become a successful independent learner, supports your well-being, provides careers guidance and advice as well as to help further develop your knowledge and skills to become active citizens who contribute positively to society.

What is an NVQ?

An NVQ (Nationally Vocational Qualification) is a work-based way of learning that recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job.

Who is the course aimed at?

It is an ideal course if you have some knowledge and basic skills in engineering production or maintenance engineering. It also provides a broad range of engineering competence to enable safe progression into the workplace.

Other Important Information

> This is a mostly hands-on course with practical sessions taking place in our fully-equipped workshops, but there will also be some classroom-based theory lessons
> Assessments will consist of practical observations and written log books, video and photographic evidence, and professional discussions
> This is a study programme which includes English, maths and work experience in addition to your main programme

Future Prospects

Achieving this qualification could help you to progress to the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering or Level 3 T'Level in Engineering (if you have achieved English and maths GCSE at Grade 4 or above) or help you progress into an apprenticeship or employment in a variety of entry level engineering roles such as:
> Electrical engineer
> Engineering technician
> Electronics assembler
> Engineering maintenance fitter