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Engineering (Mechanical) Intermediate (Level 2)

Engineering student at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC)


Engineering (Mechanical) Intermediate (Level 2)

The Level 2 Diploma in Engineering provides you with  knowledge and practical skills for the broad engineering sector as a  whole. The Level 2 Diploma in Engineering allows you to focus on  developing your knowledge and practical skills.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Duration: 1 year

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

Duration: 2 years

3 GCSEs grades 9-1 and a keen interest in the subject OR equivalent qualification at Level E3.

What qualification will I gain?

Level 2 Diploma in Engineering – Manufacturing Technology (2850-24).

How will I be assessed?

Observation, online exams, portfolio evidence, short answer question papers.

Course content

What will I study?
  • Working in engineering
  • Principles of engineering technology
  • Principles of manufacturing technology
  • Machine components using turning techniques
  • Using bench fitting techniques
  • Fabricating thick plate, bar and sections
Skills gained

These qualifications allow learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering  industry.

Next steps

Course progression:
  • Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering
  • Apprenticeship in Engineering

Additional information

PPE is mandatory –

  • Steel toe capped boots or shoes
  • Work trousers or overalls
Available Courses
Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable Luton Road
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 35 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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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?

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Additional formats

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