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Engineering BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Bedford College

Course description

This Level 2 Engineering course will provide you with a good level of knowledge and understanding of the basic engineering techniques used within the sector. Areas you will study will include engineering materials, CAD, electronic circuit construction and more.

Course content

During the course you will cover a range of topics, including:

Core units

  • Working practices in engineering
  • Using and interpreting engineering information
  • Applied electrical and mechanical science for technicians
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians.


Specialist units

  • Selecting engineering materials
  • Selecting and using secondary machining techniques to remove material
  • Marking out electronic circuit construction and testing.


During the course you will also develop your practical skills. All students who have not achieved a GCSE grade C in English and Mathematics will be required to study towards these qualifications.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need three GCSEs at grades A*-D including English and Maths, or an equivalent Level 1 qualification in a related subject. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you must be able to demonstrate an interest and aptitude for engineering.


You will be assessed continually throughout the course using a range of methods, such as phase tests, assignments and practical tests.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Engineering BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma, where you can specialise in aeronautical, mechanical, or electrical and electronic engineering. Alternatively, you can progress into employment in the engineering industry at apprentice level.

Further information

To take part in this course there will be an additional fee of approximately £30 for required clothing/uniform and £38.50 for personal protective equipment. You will need to spend £25 to attend trips that will complement your course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 February 2016
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