Who is the course for?
This one year course is ideal for those who are on a Foundation Modern Apprenticeship requiring a Technical Certificate at Level 2 or for those who are interested in a one year foundation course in engineering to learn about basic engineering principles before going on to specialise in a particular field. It is a nationally recognised qualification which provides the springboard into an engineering career.
What does the course involve?
This course is designed to introduce students to basic engineering principles. Much of the time will be spent in our specialist engineering manufacturing and welding workshops acquiring practical skills as well as studying for core modules in GCSE-level engineering Maths and Science. Learners will need to achieve a minimum of 30 credits by completing the following units:
- Engineering workshop machining skills (lathes, mills etc.)
- Fabrication and welding techniques
- Mathematics for engineering technicians
- Applied electrical and mechanical science for engineering
At least four GCSEs in the range C – E or 4 - 3, including Maths, or suitable work/industrial experience.
What are the assessment methods?
The Level 2 Certificate is continuously assessed in the form of assignments, practical tasks, online tests and project work. There are no formal end exams.
What are the progression options?
The natural progression from this course is onto a City and Guilds Level 3 engineering qualification in either Engineering Maintenance, Welding and Fabrication, CNC Production, Manufacturing Engineering or Operations Engineering.