Accessibility links

Engineering - Level 2 Apprenticeship at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

Through your Apprenticeship you’ll work alongside experienced engineers to learn whilst getting paid to do so! With a mix of on the job and college training you’ll learn engineering theory and practical skills that will equip you well for an exciting career in the engineering sector. This course is designed for learners aged 16-19. 

Engineering Apprentices can work in a variety of disciplines from maintenance & machining, to design and computer aided manufacture. During your Apprenticeship, you’ll learn functional skills, computer aided design and practical machining skills that will supplement your workplace experience. 

Pathways include: 

• Maintenance 

• Mechanical & Manufacturing 

• Fabrication & Welding 

• Electrical & Electronic Engineering 

• Engineering Toolmaking 

• Engineering Technical Support. 


Buxton & Leek College have recently built a new engineering department equipped with the latest Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment, machine tools and scientific testing equipment. Students who attend Buxton & Leek College will receive licenses to professional standard computer aided design software so that they can further develop their skills and work on their own projects. 

In addition to the extensive enrichment & sport activities offered by the college, Engineering students are invited to participate in a 3D Printing challenge where they design, build and race their own 1:12th scale radio controlled car.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English Language at grade D or above and have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering. You should also have an employer.


You’ll be assessed in the workplace through a portfolio of evidence. In College, students are assessed via coursework, practical assessments and online testing.

Future opportunities

Students who succeed on this pathway are eligible to pursue Level 3 courses which can lead to the HNC Engineeering pathway and University level courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2016
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Enquiries
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0800 074 0099
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • Situated right in the town centre of Buxton in the magnificent Dome, our Buxton Campus provides an inspirational setting for our vocational courses.  

      The campus boasts a fine dining restaurant, hair and beauty salons and a bistro café area at The Dome. All the commercial operations are open to students, staff and the general public, helping to provide real world experiences.

      Our Skillsbase Training Centre, based at Harpur Hill on the outskirts of Buxton is the perfect location for motor vehicle, construction, logistics, warehousing and painting and decorating.

      Find out how to get to the Buxton campus