Engineering Manufacturing Technology Certificate / Diploma Level 2 at Appleby Grammar School
Students complete their practical work in Appleby Heritage Centre’s purpose equipped workshops working alongside sector specialists. Students will, ideally, undertake a one day per week work experience placement in an engineering environment.
Unit 1 - Working in engineering - Students will show how they recognise and use safe working practices, consider the environment and work effectively as a part of a team, including methods of communication.
Unit 2 - Principles of engineering technology - Students will demonstrate the basic principles of mathematics, science and the material technology that underpin engineering applications, including common applied engineering calculations and materials selection in terms of types, properties and methods of changing their properties.
Unit 3 – Principles of manufacturing technology - Students will understand the range of functions found in manufacturing organisations and will demonstrate the knowledge needed to plan the manufacturing production of routine engineering components by the most economic manufacturing method(s).
Unit 4 - Machine components using turning techniques - Students will demonstrate how to produce turned components in different materials, using appropriate tools and equipment, and inspection techniques to achieve the required tolerances and specifications, whilst complying with health and safety legislation and regulations.
Unit 5 – Using bench fitting techniques - Students will demonstrate how to produce components for assembly using appropriate tools, different materials and inspection techniques to achieve the required tolerances and conforming to specifications, whilst complying with health and safety legislation and regulations.
Unit 6 – Maintenance of mechanical devices and equipment - Students will demonstrate basic maintenance requirements, routine inspection, lubrication and service of mechanical devices and equipment, dismantling and re-assembly of equipment and the replacement of ‘life determined’ items.
Four GCSE’s at Grade A*-E, preferably including Maths and English.
Units 1 and 2 are assessed through online multiple choice tests. Unit 3 is assessed through a short answer question paper and Units 4-6 are assessed through assignments.
This qualification can lead to further related studies including NVQ Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Level 3 or employment in an engineering environment. N.B. progression to the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering will allow students to gain UCAS tariff points. This qualification is worth 32 UCAS tariff points.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Appleby Grammar School directly.