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Engineering and Technology - Mechanical Level 2 Diploma at Knowsley Community College

Course description

This qualification has been developed for those learners who required a level 2 engineering qualification to provide them with a broad base of engineering understanding and knowledge either as part of an Apprenticeship or as a stand-alone qualification. This qualification will also be recognised as a Technical Certificate within the SEMTA Apprenticeship framework. The programme offers the right candidate trips and visits to industry and related exhibitions and also work experience opportunities within the sector.

Course content

  • Engineering Techniques
  • Engineering Environment Awareness
  • Engineering Principles
  • Producing components from sheet metal

Entry requirements

Minimum 4 Grade D, one of which must be English and / or Maths, or Pass / Merit in relevant L1 Vocational Qualification (Merit for BTEC courses), and working at Functional Skills L1 and/or Maths or IT as appropriate to the course.

Financial information

Safety boots and overalls are required for all practical sessions. An A4 folder with paper, pen and pencil are also required for all theory sessions.

Future opportunities

This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a broad foundation of skills and knowledge in the engineering sector and there is clear progression both to and from this qualification. Careers include Engineering Maintenance Technician and Mechanical Engineer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • Princess Drive is our state of the art, low-carbon campus and is the base for the college’s Construction and Engineering courses.

      Located a short distance from the Roby Campus is the Princess Drive Campus – our Centre of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Technology. Dedicated to the development of industry standard skills, students who study here take advantage of state of the art equipment that is used in many manufacturing and technology organisations, making their KCC qualification extremely desirable to employers.


      • Industry standard facilities that include Bridgeport CNC machine, milling and lathe equipment
      • Dedicated construction, painting & decorating workshops
      • Modern, comfortable classrooms designed to suite all types of learning