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Engineering Diploma - Level 2 - Full-time (Mid Devon)

Level 2
Course Code:
Mid Devon Campus
One year

Engineering offers a wide variety of exciting career possibilities, and the better your qualifications, the more likely you are to progress into the engineering and manufacturing sectors. This is essentially a practical study programme, but also importantly covers knowledge and understanding in the area of engineering.

This course offers an excellent grounding in engineering.


During the course you will study engineering technology; this will include the health and safety aspects of working in an engineering environment, how to read drawings and the science behind materials and mathematic principles needed within the industry.

Within the practical elements of the course, you will be machining using a vertical mill to produce a small slide block which has a close fitting tolerance slot and machining using a lathe to turn a die arbour. The other practical skill you will develop is bench fitting, which will teach you to use your hands to produce a close tolerance part. This will be supported by the development of Level 2/GCSE Maths and English. You will also develop the skills needed in technical writing and routine computer skills.

Altogether, this is an excellent grounding in exploring the field of engineering and a foundation for further study.

You will also have to study GCSE's in Maths and English to grades 4/5 and take part in a work experience placement.
This qualification is assessed by short-answer tests and practical-based assignments. A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course including online tests, assignments, practical tasks and observations.
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The programme can either take you into the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technologies course or into an apprenticeship
The course takes place in our brand new Engineering building
We recommend you buy a scientific calculator, memory stick (USB), an A4 folder, dividers and general stationery.
Due to the working environment and for hygiene reasons, you will need to purchase a pair of safety shoes (approx. ?£20-?£30) and a pair of overalls (?£25) which will be colour coded to year groups and personalised with your name.
There will be a separate supplementary fee of ?£50 to contribute towards the costs of consumables used on the course.
There may also be trips during the year that may incur an additional cost.
Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided by Petroc*.

* The equipment requirements will be discussed in more detail at interview.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235245 for more information.
Q: What is covered within the course?
A: The course covers a ranging of engineering techniques, one day you could be using the drilling equipment, another you could be using the virtual welders to perfect your technique!

Q: Are there any careers within the local area for this particular type of engineering?
A: Absolutely - in fact the local area cannot recruit enough skilled engineers which assists in pushing the average salary up

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