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Engineering (Mechanical) Level 2 Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

This course is proudly sponsored by Gillette and Proctor & Gamble. Gillette offer work experience and possible apprenticeship vacancies for students who enrolled on this course. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for an apprenticeship in engineering.

Course content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system


During the course learners will do a series of practical based activities and create a portfolio of evidence, they will be observed and assessed throughout the year.


Students may also choose to study for a GCSE to increase their qualifications, or to resit a previous GCSE subject to improve a grade. To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D and above (to include Maths and English) or an Engineering Level 1 with Functional Skills at the appropriate level.


The course is continuously assessed by assignments and the generation of a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route into a full-time Level 3 course or employment, including an Apprenticeship. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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