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Engineering Level 2 BTEC First Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for students who wish to follow a career in mechanical/manufacturing engineering and electrical/electronic engineering.

Course content

You will learn how to use engineering manuals and workshop diagrams and learn about Computer Aided Design (CAD), basic electronics and welding. Ideal if you are considering a career in mechanical/manufacturing or electrical/electronic engineering.

Entry requirements

You should have four GCSEs at Grade D or above including English, Maths and Science or a relevant Level 1 qualification.


Your progress will be assessed at regular intervals for each subject. They will need to be completed within a specified amount of time then handed in by a deadline date. There are no examinations for this course.

Future opportunities

After completing the course successfully you will be encouraged to consider progression onto a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering or you could continue your career by gaining employment or seeking an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.