Course Details

  • If you’d like a general introduction to the field of engineering and want to learn more about what roles in the industry might be like, then a BTEC First Level 2 Diploma in Engineering is the perfect place to start.

    You’ll start with an introductory topic that explores the engineered world, and then complete an additional ten units during the course, with each covering a different topic area. Some of the units you’ll study will focus on health and safety, engineering materials, as well as mathematics for engineering. You can then choose other units to study from a range of options once you start the course.

    The course is designed to give you a good, solid understanding of the engineering discipline alongside the skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress onto further, more in-depth study, or employment in the industry.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • Throughout the course, you’ll complete a number of different practical assignments and coursework as part of your assessment. You will also complete an externally set exam.

  • Once you have completed this Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Engineering, you’ll have a good understanding of the industry to help you decide on your next steps. To expand your knowledge and skills, you could progress onto a Level 3 BTEC, and then a HNC or Foundation Degree in Engineering.

    In the engineering industry, you’ll find a huge choice of roles that you could train towards. You could work in manufacturing or in hospitals. You could be engineering a lift or an entry system, or you could specialise in electric equipment repair! You’ll get lots of careers advice to help you find the path for you.

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  • There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees. Find out more about the different help you could receive on our fees, finance and funding page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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