Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre
  • Taunton Centre

Who is the course for?

Are you interested in an exciting career in Engineering? Would you like to go into product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer? Do you want to go on to university level study or enter employment at technician level?

The Engineering level 2 study programme is a one year practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification such as the National Diploma or an Engineering Apprenticeship.

What does the course involve?

You will study a combination of practical and theory subjects, with half of your time spent in our specialist Engineering Workshops. The modules of study are:

  • Engineering Working Practices
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics
  • Welding Processes
  • Fabrication and Sheet Metalwork
  • Engineering Machining

What makes this course special?

The College has recently made substantial investments in Robotic, PLC, CNC, CAD and Process Control Technology and has opened a brand new state of the art engineering facility in 2011. This course provides an excellent grounding in engineering principles and practices and enables them to make a reasoned choice for their next step within engineering.

Entry Requirements

You will need at least five GCSEs in the A* – E or 9 - 3 range, to include Maths. Alternatively you could have a relevant Level 1 qualification with a Merit/Distinction profile. Entry is also subject to a successful interview.

What are the assessment methods?

The programme is assessed by a range of assignments and assessments. These are set and marked internally by College staff and then validated by an external moderator.

How long is the course?

1 year full time.

Further Information