Engineering (Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical) Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: TEI213
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time
Overview

The Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering is a practical, theoretical & work related qualification suitable for a wide range of students giving an introduction different fields found within the Engineering sector including Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The qualification provides an introduction to the practices and processes of engineering technologies.  It covers knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to a variety of careers and study routes within the engineering industry and takes on a hands on approach to engineering study which is supported by theoretical knowledge that that underpins practical activities.

What will I study?

You will study many aspects of engineering, which relate to the design of products and the way industry works. This will give you a good grounding in Engineering Technology and current practice within the industry.

You will study a range of units including some of the following

  • The Engineering World – This unit you investigate the world of engineering giving an overview of the different sectors within the industry
  • Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering– This unit aims to give you an understanding of statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements to enable you to work safely, efficiently in engineering.
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians–  Here you will learn the underpinning knowledge and have the opportunity to solve engineering problems using mathematical techniques.
  • Machining Techniques– Here you will explore machining techniques and gain practical experience using different engineering tools and machines used within the workplace.
  • Electronic Circuit Design & Construction–  Here you will learn to select electronic components for a given function, read circuit diagrams and construct simple electronic subjects.
  • Engineering Design – Here you will investigate the different stages of the design process engineered products go through from initial concepts through to the final manufacturing
  • Operation & Maintenance of Electrical Systems & Components – Here you will be introduced to components found within the engineering workplace such as motors and transformers, exploring their operation and maintenance requires to keep them in good working order.
Entry Requirements

Entry requirement for the course are 4 GCSE's grade D or above. A grade C in mathematics is desirable with a minimum of a grade D being essential.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of practical and written assignments with some in class assessments.

What can I do next?

The course is an ideal preparation for a level 3 course in engineering, science, computing or construction. However, to progress to any of these you will need to gain at least a merit or distinction in the level 2 diploma (with a GCSE grade C in maths for engineering and GCSEs in English/maths at specific grades for construction, science and computing). The course also provides an excellent basis for entry to a wide range of jobs in engineering to include apprenticeships.

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Facilities

If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

 Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work. Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.

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