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Engineering Level 2

Programme Description

This level 2 learning area programme includes a Performing Engineering Operation 64 credit NVQ and skills units. This programme has been designed to satisfy candidates who want to progress from General Engineering level 2 but are not ready for a level 3 programme and who wish to acquire level 2 engineering competences in a sheltered, controlled environment.

An opportunity to resit English and mathematics GCSEs is available with this course, essential requirements for progression to level 3 engineering courses.

Programme Features

  • This programme enables students to provide evidence that they can perform a particular job or skill
  • It provides a good foundation with flexibility to meet both current and future engineering practices
  • The programme has been designed to support candidates who wish to acquire engineering competencies in a sheltered and controlled environment
  • The progression path is to foundation apprenticeship and / or BTEC level 3
  • Candidates are also encouraged to take GCSE Maths, English and Science resits where applicable

Progression & Employment

The programme provides evidence that you can do a particular job or skill to level 2 standard and may help you progress to employment or to a higher level NVQ/BTEC or similar qualification.  It will develop learners with broadbased engineering skills and help them decide on a particular engineering specialisation (ie. mechanical or electrical).

Programme Content


EAL Performing Engineering Operations 64 credit NVQ 

Essential Skills Wales

Programme Assessment

Continuous assessment of practical coursework and portfolio development.

Programme Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this award is a minimum of a BTEC level 2 certificate plus four GCSEs graded D to E, with a minimum of D grades in Maths and English or equivalent, and subject to interview including diagnostic testing.

Candidates must demonstrate the basic skills required for this course, with a keen desire to achieve an engineering qualification.

Additional Costs

All engineering full-time courses which include mechanical, electrical/electronic/fabrication and welding and motor vehicle, are fully funded. 

Additional learner costs include a contribution of £30 towards the cost of personal protective equipment.

The learner will also be required to provide their own stationery and basic classroom equipment appropriate to their course (eg pens and a calculator

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.