- Course Code: TEI213
- Duration: 1 year
- Validated by: EDEXCEL
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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