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Engineering (Level 2)

This study programme will provide you with a good level of knowledge and understanding of the basic engineering techniques used within the sector. Areas you will study will include engineering materials, CAD, electronic circuit construction and more.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year

  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-3 ideally including English and a keen interest in Engineering

Course content

  • Subject units:
    • Working practices in engineering
    • Using and interpreting engineering information
    • Applied electrical and mechanical science for technicians
    • Mathematics for engineering technicians
    • You will also study a range of specialist units: 
      • Selecting engineering materials
      • Selecting and using secondary machining techniques to remove material
      • Marking out electronic circuit construction and testing
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications: 
    • You will develop your practical skills during the course. 

Assessment methods

You will be assessed continually throughout the study programme using a range of methods, such as phase tests, assignments and practical tests.


Engineering Technologies VRQ Level 2 Diploma


  • English and maths qualifications if required
Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress onto the Engineering BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma, where you can specialise in aeronautical, mechanical, or electrical and electronic engineering. Alternatively, you can progress into employment in the engineering industry at apprentice level.

Additional information

To take part in this study programme there will be an additional fee of approximately £30 for required clothing/uniform and £25 to attend trips that will complement your course.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 13/09/2021 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
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