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Course Code: DIPENG2

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: Pearson
Qualification: BTEC
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Three days a week 9.00am - 4.00pm

About the course

There are many different types of engineering, making it the perfect career choice for those who like to keep their options open. Despite these differences, one thing all engineers have in common is a desire to somehow make the world a better place. Engineers combine creativity with practical skills to solve problems in a constantly changing world; so for as long as the world keeps on turning, there will always be demand for highly skilled engineers.

This full-time level 2 diploma will introduce you to the different engineering principles that apply to manufacturing and maintenance sectors, giving you a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build on by progressing to a level 3 qualification. Many of the key skills you will develop are required in all fields of engineering, giving you scope to move into the industry of your choosing.

What you'll learn

This course will provide you with underpinning knowledge that is essential for working in this industry whilst also developing the practical skills required by employers. You will study the following:

  • working in engineering 
  • principles of engineering technology
  • maintenance of mechanical devices and equipment 
  • maintaining electrical equipment and systems
  • assembling and maintaining fluid power systems.
Entry requirements

There are no entry qualifications for this course; however, you will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional skills or GCSEs in maths and/or English by the end of the course.


The course is assessed through a range of written assignments, online multiple choice tests, presentations, skills observations and team work exercises.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course and after achieving a grade 4 or higher in GCSE English and a grade 5 in maths, you will be able to progress to a level 3 qualification such as the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, a relevant T Level or an Apprenticeship.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: DIPENG2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.