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City and Guilds 2850 – 24 Level 2 Diploma in Engineering at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This pre-apprenticeship programme is designed to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to enter the engineering industry. Many students progress to Level 3 upon completion of this program.

Course content

During the course you will study the following: Three theory based units (Working in Engineering, Engineering Principle and Manufacture Principles) and three practical based unit which will involve leaning skills on bench fitting techniques, using the Lathe and using a Milling Machine.

Entry requirements

Minimum level C in Maths and English. An interest in working in the engineering industry is desirable. Some students may progress from Level 1.

Places are offered by interview.


To pass this course you will complete: - Units 201 (Working in Engineering) and 202 (Principles of Engineering), both being an on-line, multiple choice theory test. Unit 203 (Principles of Manufacture) is a written, short answer, theory test. A practical item will be manufactured in the workshop for each discipline and will be assessed as meeting the Engineering Drawing requirements. A one hour written test will accompany each of three practical assessments.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering you will have completed a programme that will prepare you for a full time level 3 course or an apprenticeship in engineering. To progress to Level 3 you will need to have obtained Level C in both Maths and English.

Further information

If you are successful at the interview you will be expected to bring the following Personal Protective Equipment:
- Safety footwear
- Safety overalls are provided for workshop activities.
You will also be expected to bring your own writing equipment. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout the course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills within engineering classes, though having achieved C in Maths and English, no other courses are directed within this program.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2015
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