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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

This programme covers a wide range of engineering skills areas and prepare for higher-level training with Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations.

You will also improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment including self-confidence, speaking in front of others, working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time. By the end of the course you will have benefited from a valuable insight into future careers open to you.


How I'll learn

This course has compulsory and optional subjects and is ideal if you want to progress to the Sub Diploma. and in addition you will have the opportunity to study GCSE English and maths alongside your course if you do not have a Grade 4 (C) or above in those subjects.

Learning activities include lectures, workshops and practical sessions. A strong emphasis is placed on working and learning with others and you are regularly set tasks to complete in partnership with other students. You also need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for your own learning.


How I'll be assessed

Individual learning targets are set each term and you receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets. Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments, which are set at regular intervals throughout the course. 


Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D (3) (including English & maths) and/or a completed Level 1 award, GCSEs to include English and Maths at Grade D (3) or above, or Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications. You must also demonstrate the willingness to study for an additional qualification in English and/or Maths.

If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details. 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.