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General Engineering Level 2

Programme Description

This level 2 learning programme includes a City & Guilds L2 Certificate. This course has been designed to satisfy candidates who want to progress, 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 EAL 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/EAL or similar qualification. It will develop learners with broad-based engineering skills and help them decide on a particular engineering specialisation (ie. mechanical or electrical).

Programme Content

The programme includes coverage of a City & Guilds L2 Certificate and GCSE Maths/English resits as applicable.

Programme Assessment

Continuous assessment of practical coursework, portfolio development, assignments and class tests.

Programme Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this award is a minimum of two GCSEs graded C and two graded D. This should include Maths and English or Welsh first language at grade D minimum, and acceptance is 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.