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Our Level 1 programme brings to life core engineering subjects focussing on mechanical engineering.

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 lab sessions.


The aim of this course is to develop your basic skills and knowledge to allow you to progress into a career in the Engineering Industry or to a higher level course. The programme comprises modules involving practical work and essential knowledge related to engineering.

Key Areas

  • Working safely in engineering
  • Developing skills in making engineering components using hand tools
  • Developing skills in using a bench/pedestal drilling machine
  • Developing skills in planning and making a machined product
  • Developing skills in assembling mechanical components
  • Developing skills in routine servicing of mechanical equipment
  • Starting work in engineering
  • Working in a team
  • Interpreting and using engineering information
  • Engineering marking out

Entry Criteria

Students who have qualifications at Entry Level and/or GCSE at grade 3 or above for English Language and maths as well as two other GCSEs grade 2 or above will be considered. Students must be able to work towards a Level 2 qualification in maths and English Language. All students will also be required to attend and satisfactorily complete a formal induction period.

What Next

Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible to apply for the Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Engineering. Alternatively, students can progress onto employment.

Course options

  • 2019/20 Full Time Day


    Bournville College Birmingham


    Bournville Campus

    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Full Time Day


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    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September | 2019/20 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 September | 2019/20 £900.00 1 Academic Year(s) -
    24+ September | 2019/20 Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic Year(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
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