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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



Includes:

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.