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Engineering Level 2 Diploma
Study Mode
Full Time 
Exams and Coursework 
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Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs grades A* - D or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language, Maths and Science. 

Engineering Level 2 Diploma

This course will help develop your Engineering skills to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. It will give you the knowledge and skills you will need to meet the needs of modern engineering industries.

About the Course

One year full time course, broadly equivalent to 4 GCSE's at C grade, aimed mainly at school leavers. You will have the opportunity to learn about the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and systems. It is largely classroom based with one two hour practical workshop event per week.

Some students may have the opportunity to take part in trips abroad such as recent visits to; Volvo in Brussels, BMW in Munich or Skoda in Prague to learn about how the Engineering concept, you learn about in the classroom are applied in the workplace in large Engineering firms.

You will be required to study Functional Skills or GCSE English or Maths if you do not already hold a minimum of GCSE grade C. (Many universities and employers ask for a minimum of GCSE grade C in both Maths and English).

Key Units

Key Units

  • Engineering World
  • Investigate an Engineered Product
  • Introduction to Communications for Engineers
  • Health & Safety
  • Materials
  • Interpreting & Using Engineering Data
  • Maths
  • Machining Techniques
  • Engineering Design
  • CNC
  • Production Planning
  • Marking Out

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - D or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language, Maths and Science. 


The Level 2 Diploma consists of 12 units.

Assessment is a mixture of external and internal assessment:
  • 2 units are externally assessed with students sitting one hour exams
  • The remaining units are marked internally via set assignment work

Where does this Lead

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or an Apprenticeship.

Future Opportunities

Apprenticeship, degree level qualification, or employment in industry. 

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
This course would suit students who are looking for a career in product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer.

Personal Study Time
Whilst this course is largely classroom based, you are also expected to work independently on project work away from the college.

Extra Costs

You will be required to own PPE for the course (boots & overalls).