Engineering Technologies

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About the course

The first year of this course is an excellent starting point for those interested in working in engineering. The second year will help you to develop the practical engineering skills that employers are looking for. It covers the skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices.

The course can be completed over 1 or 2 years depending on your grades which will be discussed at your interview.

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Working in engineering
  • Machining
  • Cutting, forming and assembling
  • Joining engineering materials
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Health and safety
  • Welding
  • Maths and science in engineering

Year 2

  • Hand fitting and assembly
  • Milling and turning
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Engineering principles
  • Working safely in engineering and manufacturing
  • Maths and science in engineering

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 1 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


City College boasts specially designed and fully equipped workshops which provide realistic working environments.

  • Extensive fabrication & welding workshops
  • Machining workshop
  • Electronics workshop
  • Modern CAD 2D and 3D equipment & software

75% coursework / practical
25% exam

Entry requirements

Direct Entry to year 2

  • 4 GCSEs grade A*–D/9–3 (including English, maths and science) OR
  • Level 1 Diploma in Engineering (including level 1 functional skills)

Entry to year 1

  • GCSEs grade D/3 or below (including English and maths)

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 1 or 2 years Main
What next?
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering
  • Enter employment in engineering and manufacturing
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Entry to industry competitions
  • Industry week activities
  • Work experience