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Overview

If you've completed the City and Guilds Level 2, then this course is the next step in your journey to becoming an engineer. This course is designed to give you practical skills that are essential for working in modern engineering and manufacturing. The course takes a very practical approach; theory classes are taught to support the practical tasks you will undertake in our engineering workshop. You'll continue to develop your competence on equipment such as lathes and milling machines, as well as your hand-tool and bench-work skills.

There will be plenty of options for you after completing this course. You could progress onto higher education, onto an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship, or directly into employment in the mechanical manufacturing engineering sector.

Course description

Modern day engineers need to have practical ability that is underpinned by a theoretical understanding. On this course, you will further develop your existing practical skills, building on them in the workshop by fabricating complex engineering components. You will also develop knowledge and skills in health and safety, design, mathematics and CAD (Computer Aided Design).

Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to visit an engineering manufacturing facility to see how they operate and the types of equipment they’re using. We’ll also invite guest speakers from industry and former students that are now at university, to tell you about their experiences working in the sector and what opportunities await you.

Our team of lecturers, trainer/assessors and technicians bring with them decades of experience which you'll benefit directly from. Our team have experience ranging from undertaking cutting edge research in academia to being the Managing Director of a manufacturing engineering company.

A former student of the course, now at university studying a Beng in Engineering Business Management, commented "If I had not enjoyed my time studying Manufacturing Engineering at South & City College so much, I would not be here at university today. The highlights of university so far have been the trips to Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens to gain data for our projects in things like supply chain and logistics management. It’s also been amazing meeting new friends from all around the world, not forgetting to mention my internship to Switzerland in the summer. My aim is to work for Aston Martin because I have worked for JLR, Honda, Nissan but not Aston Martin."

Staff profile – John Gabriel, Lecturer in Engineering:

Senior Engineering Business Manager with over 25 years experience and a sustained record of success in the Engineering manufacturing marketplace. Solid background in a leading alloy steel foundry supplying into the petrochemical industries globally, and in successful Fabrication businesses, managing complex construction and railway projects home and abroad to meet critical customer requirements and deadlines. Ran the company who manufactured and supplied handrails, staircases and balustrading into Millennium Point, Bullring and Mailbox projects in Birmingham amongst other prestige architectural metalwork contracts. Attained European Chartered Engineer status, educated to Degree level in Mechanical Engineering, and also with an MBA and Nebosh General Certificate qualifications.

What areas will I study?

  • Engineering principles
  • Engineering health and safey
  • Practical engineering and fabrication

Student Comments

“If I had not enjoyed my time studying Manufacturing Engineering at South & City College so much, I would not be here at university today,”

“The best gift was working with the teachers. John Gabriel and the rest supported me all the way through and made sure I understood everything for the best results.”

Raheem Arif studied Engineering and Manufacturing Levels 1, 2 and 3 South & City College Birmingham

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £3500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £3500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £2500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £2500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.

Student satisfaction

Satisfaction rating Recommendation rating
100/100 92/100
Satisfaction comment Recommendation comment
I enjoy my course I would recommend the college to family and friends