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General Engineering Level 2 at Northampton College

Course description

The Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering gives young people a broad understanding of engineering and its related sectors in industry. The employer-endorsed content is up-to-date and relevant, reflecting the blend of technical, interpersonal and project skills needed by someone who is thinking about a career in the engineering sector.This course covers the basic knowledge and technical practical skills, providing a good foundation for future career or progression to a more advanced work related course or technician qualification. The pattern of attendance is usually 4 days per week.This course is ideal if you have not studied Engineering before and would like to develop the skills required for a career in Engineering. It is particularly suitable if you want to gain a qualification and hands-on practical experience before starting an Apprenticeship.Core Units: - The Engineered World - Investigating an Engineered ProductMandatory Units: - Interpreting and Using Engineering Information - Mathematics for EngineeringOptional Specialist Units: - Health and Safety in Engineering - Engineering Maintenance - Engineering Materials - Computer-aided Engineering - Machining Techniques - Electronic Circuit Design and Construction - Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering - Engineering Design - Operation an Efficient Workplace - Computer Numerical Control Programming - Engineering AssemblyShould you wish to know about the content and the subject matter please use the link below for a full description from the awarding body:

Course content

The course is aimed at those who wish to either progress onto a Level 3 BTEC Engineering or Level 3 BTEC Electrical/Electronic Engineering course and go on to University or those who wish to develop their practical and theoretical skills to enable them to work in the Engineering industry.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade A* - D including Mathematics, science and English Language or a relevant Level 1 Certificate/Diploma qualification at Merit Grade with GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade A *- D or Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.


All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Future opportunities

You may be able to progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma on a part-time basis, subject to obtaining an apprenticeship or Level 3 Extended Diploma on a full-time basis, subject to achieving an overall Merit Grade for the Level 2 Diploma.

Further information

If you are aged 19 or over at the start of the course you will pay an exam registration fee of approximately £130 payable at enrolment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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