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Engineering Foundation Programme Level 2 at Furness College

Course description

Learn the skills for fabrication and welding, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering in our superb new workshops where your will receive the very best in training.

Course content

This comprehensive programme is recognised by industry as the first step towards a career in engineering. Students will be equipped with a breadth of knowledge and practical competence covering all aspects of engineering, such as mechanical, pipework, electrical, fabrication and welding.

The programme is made up of EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations, which includes practical tasks, technical knowledge and a portfolio of evidence.

The programme also contains options leading to the following Level 3 qualifications:
Technical Certificate in Engineering, or National Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grades A - G, (including maths and science) or other equivalent qualifications. The science GCSE must be at grade C or above. Applicants will be expected to attend a pre-entry assessment and interview.


Through projects and assessments.

Financial information

You will need overalls, boots, stationery and drawing equipment.

Future opportunities

Employment as a craftsperson in the industry, an Apprenticeship or Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Craft or Technical Engineering. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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    • Furness College is the largest provider of education and training in South Cumbria.

      It is proud to celebrate the launch of its brand new £43 million campus complete with world class facilities including construction and engineering workshops, a spa suite, gym, sports hall and outdoor 3G pitch and lots more.