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Engineering Intermediate (Level 2)

Engineering Intermediate (Level 2).


Engineering Intermediate (Level 2)

This study programme will provide you with a good level of knowledge and understanding of the basic engineering techniques used within the sector. Areas you will study will include engineering materials, CAD, electronic circuit construction and more.

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Course information

Entry requirements

Duration: 1 year

3 GCSEs grades 9-3 OR equivalent qualification at Level 1.

Course content

Subject units:

  • Working practices in engineering
  • Using and interpreting engineering information
  • Applied electrical and mechanical science for technicians
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • You will also study a range of specialist units:
      • Selecting engineering materials
      • Selecting and using secondary machining techniques to remove material
      • Marking out electronic circuit construction and testing
  • English and maths:
    If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
    • Work experience
    • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
    • Additional vocational learning and qualifications: 
    • You will develop your practical skills during the course.
Assessment methods

You will be assessed continually throughout the study programme using a range of methods, such as phase tests, assignments and practical tests.


You will gain:

  • Engineering Technologies VRQ Level 2 Diploma


  • English and maths qualifications if required
Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme, you can progress onto the Engineering EAL Diploma in Engineering Technologies level 3 course which is a natural step up from the Level 2 course. From here you can go on to specialise in mechanical, or electrical and electronic engineering. Alternatively, you can progress into employment in the engineering industry at apprentice level.

Additional information

To take part in this study programme there will be an additional fee of approximately £30 for required clothing/uniform and £25 to attend trips that will complement your course.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses might still be free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. Whether you need to pay a fee and how much will be dependent on the programme you choose to study. For more information call 0345 658 8990.

If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.