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Course Code: IDEN

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Are you a budding engineer not sure whether a route as an electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, manufacturing engineer, or marine engineer is for you? This City & Guilds level 2 diploma is ideal for you if you’re not sure which branch of engineering will suit your skills and personality, and don’t want to make a decision too soon. This GCSE level course will give you the chance to keep your options open whilst learning at the same time. You’ll cover all the basics in mechanical and marine engineering for the manufacturing sector, which should give you enough of an insight to be able to choose the area that will inspire you. Aimed at those intending to follow an Apprenticeship programme, progress in their engineering career or further develop skills, this course covers an introduction to the basic engineering principles and a range of engineering skills. You will follow a full study programme and successful completion of the course will cover the technical certificate component of an Apprenticeship framework.

What you'll learn

The course includes the following units:

  • working safely in an engineering environment
  • working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • using and communicating technical information
  • using wood for pattern, model making and other engineering applications assembling pattern, model and engineering woodwork components
  • producing composites mouldings using wet lay-up techniques.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need one of the following:

  • four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (D-F) (including grade 3 (D) in English, science and maths or a level 1 diploma at merit grade)
  • a BTEC foundation diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ Level 1/technical certificate in a related subject
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

Assessment is by either online examination, subject controlled assessment or assignment work.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • any level 3 engineering course offered at the College
  • an Apprenticeship in a variety of engineering areas, such as welding and fabrication, marine or mechanical engineering

You could also look for entry level employment as a trainee in any of these areas or apply to the Forces.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

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: IDEN

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

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?
This course is free for this age group

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.