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Engineering technicians

Up to £37,000

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Civil engineers

Up to £40,000

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Engineering professionals n.e.c.

Up to £18,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What will I study?

The course is designed to give you a broad-based understanding of the practical sides of engineering. If you are a person who is more practically inclined and do not like spending hours in the classroom this course is for you. Alongside this course you will study some underpinning theory to develop your understanding of the engineering environment, health and safety, engineering drawing etc.

The practical work aims to cover Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Fabrication Engineering.

Typical units may include:

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Communications
  • Working Effectively in an Engineering Environment
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Filing and Fitting Techniques
  • Sheet Metal Work
  • MIG/Gas Welding
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Circuits

Additional study

Alongside this course you will develop your numeracy and literacy skills by following Functional Skills qualifications or if you have a grade D/3 in GCSE English and/or Maths (grade 3+) you will be expected to resit both of these GCSEs.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using a range of methods ie demonstration of competent practical skills and completion of various logbooks. Your underpinning knowledge of the relevant subject areas will be assessed using written questions.


Please be aware that you will need to provide your own steel toe capped footwear and overall for use in the workshop, engineering drawing equipment and the cost of the materials for the product you manufacture. We can source all of the above at cost price for you and will contact you after enrolment regarding this. Please note you will not be allowed into the workshops without appropriate footwear and overalls.

What could it lead to?

Successful completion of this course can lead you to other higher level courses, such as the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology and apprenticeships. However, for progression onto some of our Level 3 courses you will need GCSE grade C in Maths (grade 5), English (grade 4) and Sciences or equivalent.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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