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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.

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.

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

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 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

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

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.