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Engineering Level 2

Course Overview

This higher level course is for those who want to be working with their hands, learning practical skills that are aimed towards the Engineering Industry. It is great for those that have completed the introductory Level 1 course, or for those with higher GCSE grades who can demonstrate their interest in Engineering. The skills learnt are transferable across many job roles within the sector. It is a one-year full-time course.

 

From September 2017 this course will be based at our new state-of-the-art Construction Skills Centre at our Somer Valley Campus.

What topics are covered?

The NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations qualification covers workplace essentials like safety, efficient and effective working and technical communications. You will also prove/develop your ability in three particular areas such as fabrication, fitting, electrical, welding, turning and/or milling.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

  • A minimum of GCSE grades C/4 (or Functional Skills Equivalent) in English, Maths and Science/Technology (or related level 1 course). Plus a demonstrable interest in Engineering.
  • An interview forms part of the enrolment process
  • Initial Assessments relation to English and Maths
  • A colour blindness test is required if you particularly wish to study the electrical unit.

What qualifications will I gain?

The EAL Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations

Who is the awarding body?

EAL

How will I learn?

This course is a combination of workshop (practical) and classroom (theory), with the emphasis being on practical application.

Bath College will provide GCSE and Functional Skills training in English and Maths for those who need to improve their grades. There will Tutorial and Employability sessions to help develop important skills in preparing and getting you ready for the working world. You should be prepared to arrange a minimum of 5 days engineering work experience (the College will help you with this). There will also be the opportunity to volunteer for local community work to further expand your CV.

How will I be assessed?

This course is practically based, so the majority of the course is held in the workshops (practical), with theory sessions held in a classroom. From these sessions you will complete examples of your work which are assessed and provide evidence of your abilities. Your knowledge is assessed using reports and short question/answer tests. All of your assessment work is kept in a portfolio that can be made available to show future employers.

What can I do after this course?

Successful completion enables you to be immediately able to apply for any number of different apprenticeship pathways. This qualification forms a part of the apprenticeship framework, meaning you are already well on the way to completing that. You may wish to progress onto the level 3 Diploma in Engineering, also delivered at Bath College. The skills learnt are highly transferable into such industries as mechanical engineering, electrical, manufacturing, maintenance, motor mechanics, or even more diverse sectors such as decorating, gardening and so on.

Are there any additional costs?

For 16-18 year olds there is an additional cost (currently £80). For other age groups, please contact Bath College Student Advice Centre.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

Bath College has strong links with many local employers, many of whom take part in the Bath College Job/Apprenticeship fairs. We also arrange various trips to Engineering companies and Engineering shows as part of the course to further expand your learning experience.

Which department is this course in?

Technology

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.

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