Performance Engineering Level 2 Programme

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Learn some very useful skills such as machining, welding and fabrication.

On the BTEC Level 2 in Engineering you will learn some very useful and helpful skills. You will be learning machining. You will also be learning about welding and fabrication.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain a BTEC Level 2, with access or progression to BTEC Level 3.

What I'll learn

Through this programme you will learn some useful and helpful skills for a career in Engineering such as: machining, welding and fabrication.

You will undertake a number of core, mandatory and optional units.

Core units:

  • The Engineering World
  • Investigating an Engineering Product
  • Introduction to Communication

Mandatory: Health and Safety

  • Engineering Materials
  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Mathematics for Engineering


  • Group A: Fabrication Machining
  • Group B: Welding Technology Computer Aided Manufacturing

Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain a BTEC Level 2 qualification. You can progress on to a BTEC Level 3.


How I'll be assessed

Assignments will give you the opportunity to prepare written work based on your own observations (e.g. describe health and safety procedures). Additional assessment may be carried out by tutor observation and/ or witness statements. Assessment of this course is mainly within the context of engineering and motorsport.


Entry Requirements

4 or more GCSEs at grades D-E or above (2-3 or above), including English and excluding maths.

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us to discuss your circumstances. 

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with 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 contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.