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Overview

It's a great time to become a mechanical engineer!

Mechanical engineers are constantly in demand in so many sectors, from aerospace and transport to manufacturing and automotive. So you could find yourself working for companies such as Network Rail, Rolls-Royce, JLR and Airbus.

You'll be working in our brand-new mechanical engineering facility using modern equipment such as manual & CNC lathes and milling machines. You'll also learn the theory behind what you're doing in the workshop.

The result? When you pass this course, you'll have so many opportunities you can pursue, including progressing to Level 3, securing an apprenticeship or going directly into employment.

Course description

The Level 2 Two-Year Mechanical Engineering programme provides you with a broad engineering education that covers a wide range of mechanical engineering subjects.

This unique programme is designed to support you in achieving a Level 2 qualification in engineering by embedding a Skills Development and Employability programme into your course. From day one we'll begin preparing you, not just with the technical knowledge required by the industry, but also with the additional skills employers expect from their employees.

You will experience an interactive way of learning. Practical and experimental classes offer you hands-on experience to complement your course's more theoretical modules, while innovative design-build-test projects replace the more traditional lesson and workshop sessions.

What areas will I study?

In addition to the core Mechanical Engineering topics, units covered include:

  • The engineering world
  • Investigating an engineered product
  • Health and safety in engineering
  • Engineering materials
  • Interpreting and using engineering information
  • Mathematics for engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering assembly
  • Introduction to communications for engineering

The Skills Development and Employability programme will develop your organisational skills, time-management and team-working skills in addition to the many more skills employers seek in the engineering sector.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £750.00 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.