Engineering Technologies

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About this 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.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

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

Entry requirements

Direct Entry to year 2

  • 4 GCSEs grade 4/C or above (including English, maths and science)


  • Level 1 Diploma in Engineering (including level 1 functional skills)

Entry to year 1

  • GCSEs grade 2/E or above (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
01/09/20 1 or 2 years Main campus
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