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Key information

Qualification type

Vocational

Course code

6EFEGMA00R

Career Pathway

Engineering

Level

Level 2

Duration

1 year

Campus

Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

Start date

Sep 2020

This course has been developed by engineering sectors to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment or to progress to higher level engineering qualifications.

Follow our engineering pathway and you will get an excellent grounding in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering to enable you to choose the career that’s right for you. If you like finding solutions to technical challenges, engineering could be your future. Skilled engineers are in demand; so much so that there is a major drive, nationally and locally, to encourage young people into the profession.

As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to take part in employer-led, work-based projects, based on real-life scenarios, providing invaluable experience to supplement your studies.

This programme will enable you to develop your knowledge of engineering materials, design and processes, graphical communication including CAD, and electrical and electronic principles.

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 programme, you will be able to progress on to the Level 3 programme at Reading College. Our Level 3 students have recently benefitted from curriculum sponsorship from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), including a work-based project, guest lecturing and regional competitions.

What I'll learn

For those aspiring to become professional engineers, supervisors or managers, this programme has been developed to give learners the skills and expertise needed to enter employment in the mechanical/electrical engineering sector or to progress to higher education.

You will study core units covering engineering working practices, using engineering information, maths for technicians, and electrical and mechanical science for engineering purposes. You also have the chance to specialise in additional areas and develop your English, maths and ICT skills, which are essential for successful performance in working life.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs at Grades A*-C and will help you explore a range of careers within the engineering industry.

 

How I'll learn

Your learning will involve a combination of theory and principles with hands-on experience within real work situations.

You will learn from experienced staff and develop your skills in a creative and enjoyable way. You will study core units covering engineering working practices, using engineering information, Maths for technicians, and electrical and mechanical science for engineering purposes.

You also have the chance to specialise in additional areas and develop your English, maths and ICT skills, which are essential for successful performance in working life.

 

How I'll be assessed

Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments, which are set at regular intervals throughout the course.

 

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades 3 (D) in English language, maths and science or achievement on a Level 1 course. You will be interviewed and must demonstrate self-motivation.

 

How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 

Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.