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Engineering BTEC Level 2 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Engineering?

Our Level 2 course is a mixture of learning and doing, allowing you to try a whole range of designing and manufacturing activities. Our facilities are excellent and include dedicated IT rooms with industry standard software.

Trips and visits are a key part of the course and you will have the chance to take part in visits to industry, skiing in Italy, paintballing, fundraising activities and five-a-side football competitions.

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 90% of students achieving high grades.

What will I study?

The practical nature of much of the work means that you will get the opportunity to do some of your work in our purpose built workshops where you will study a total of eleven units during the year, including: Investigating an Engineered Product, Machining Techniques, Vehicle Electrical Systems and Vehicle Engines and Other Systems. As part of the course you will also study English and Maths to help you reach your full potential.

Entry requirements

For access to our Level 2 courses, our entry requirements are 4 x Grade 3 equivalent (4 x Grade 3 or D). This should include Maths or English (Language or Literature) at Grade 3, and no less than a 2 in the other.

For Engineering specifically, this should include Grade 3 in Maths AND Grade 3 in Science.


How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by two external exams. All other units are assessed continually throughout the year by coursework, which takes the form of assignments, set at intervals throughout the year.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

Successful completion of the course can lead to progression to another Level 3 course in college, an Apprenticeship or employment. All our Level 2 students will have the opportunity to apply for a Runshaw Apprenticeship and assistance in seeking employment.

Where are you going?

  • Armed Forces
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: LIC2ENG

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