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Mechanical Engineering Craft

Mechanical Engineering Craft

Mechanical Engineering Course

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technologies

The engineering industry is a diverse sector which offers a variety of jobs and progression opportunities for people who are interested in the design, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical things such as machinery and aircraft.

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Is this course right for me?

You will spend time in our industry standard workshops developing the practical skills needed to progress into the engineering industry alongside time spent in the classroom learning the theory.

This course is designed to equip you with the skills needed to progress to higher level study or an apprenticeship.

Mechanical Engineering does not include any vehicle related modules or training, please see our Automotive Engineering courses.

  • Two GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

This course will give you a solid foundation in the principles of mechanical engineering, welding, fitting and machining.

Units to be studied include:

  • Engineering environmental awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering mathematics and science principles
  • Manual welding techniques
  • Fitting and assembly techniques
  • Manual turning techniques

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical examination
  • Online examination

This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Tool Maker, Quality Control Technician, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Welder (Construction, Plating, Pipe Fitting), Composites Manufacturer, Production Engineering Improver, Production Engineer, Machinist, Materials Testing Engineer, Designer, CAD Technician.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • Workshop tools will be provided but learners are advised to purchase their own during the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

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Online Learning Elements?

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Two GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

This course will give you a solid foundation in the principles of mechanical engineering, welding, fitting and machining.

Units to be studied include:

  • Engineering environmental awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering mathematics and science principles
  • Manual welding techniques
  • Fitting and assembly techniques
  • Manual turning techniques

Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical examination
  • Online examination

What can I do next?

This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Tool Maker, Quality Control Technician, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Welder (Construction, Plating, Pipe Fitting), Composites Manufacturer, Production Engineering Improver, Production Engineer, Machinist, Materials Testing Engineer, Designer, CAD Technician.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • Workshop tools will be provided but learners are advised to purchase their own during the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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