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Engineering (Mixed Discipline) BTEC First Diploma - Level 2 at Dudley College

Course description

At the end of the 1 year period you will be in a position to gain employment as an engineering apprenticeship technician.

Course content

This course provides young people with a broad based introduction to manufacturing engineering and the electrical and mechanical principle and skills applied in manufacture.

The course consists of core and optional units that may include:
• Working safely and effectively in engineering
• Interpreting and using engineering information
• Mathematics for engineering technicians
• Applied electrical and mechanical science for technicians
• Using computer aided drawing techniques in engineering
• Selecting and using secondary machining techniques
• Operation and maintenance of electrical systems
• Electronic circuit construction.

Entry requirements

16/17 Starts

GCSE grade C in English & Maths or an appropriate Level 1/2 engineering qualification (confirmed via interview).


17/18 Starts

4 GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (with preferably grade 4 in maths) or a Level 1 engineering qualification (confirmed via interview).


Predominantly assessed through assignments and project work.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.



Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund



Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

With this qualification you could progress to a BTEC Level 3 engineering programme or to an electro mechanical maintenance programme. You could also move on to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 February 2017
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