Level 2 Certificate In Engineering | NSCG
Application form loading
Your browser is unsupported and may have security vulnerabilities! Upgrade to a newer browser to experience this site in all it's glory.
Skip to main content

Course overview

This course will provide you with a broad understanding of mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering that will prepare you to study at Level 3 or for employment as an engineering apprentice. You will study a range of core subjects to give you a good grounding in engineering basics including working safely, using and interpreting engineering information and engineering maths. You will also take other subjects to give you a broader understanding of key engineering principles. These may include electrical and mechanical science, engineering materials, understanding a range of engineering processes and other topics. You will continue to improve your Maths and/or English skills in structured lessons alongside your course, and if you plan to progress to a Level 3 course you will need to demonstrate a satisfactory level of improvement in maths and/or English by the end of the year.

You will learn through a lot of different activities across your course. These will include classroom-based learning, completing projects, and learning using specialist equipment in our laboratories and workshops. You will also be expected to complete projects and assignments outside of your main classes.

What else do I need to know?

As part of your course, you will visit engineering companies to find out more about real-life engineering in a range of settings. There may also be opportunities to develop your employability skills through a range of activities and projects.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, one of which should include Maths and English. You should also have an interest in engineering and technology.

How is it assessed?

You will complete a range of projects, assignments, presentations and contextualises English and Maths. These will be assessed as you go through the course so that you know how you are doing. There will be two external assessments throughout the course.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email charlotte.robertson@nscg.ac.uk.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

Having successfully completed the course with a merit, you will be well prepared to progress onto a range of further engineering opportunities including higher education, an apprenticeship or employment.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Michele Robinson Leader in Engineering, by emailing: michele.robinson@nscg.ac.uk

Construction & Engineering

Course not right for you?

These similar courses may be more suited to you

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Level 2
Part-Time
Stafford

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Level 2
Full-Time
Stafford

Level 2 EAL Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

Level 2
Full-Time
Stafford

Level 2 Diploma in Construction - Brickwork

Level 2
Full-Time
Stafford

Level 2 Diploma in Construction - Carpentry & Joinery

Level 2
Full-Time
Stafford

Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

Level 2
Full-Time
Newcastle

Level 2 Diploma in Practical Engineering

Level 2
Full-Time
Newcastle

Level 2 Diploma in Construction - Brickwork

Level 2
Full-Time
Newcastle

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Level 2
Full-Time
Newcastle

Carpentry and Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2
Apprenticeship
Both

Land-Based Service Engineer (Construction Plant Maintenance) Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2
Apprenticeship
Both

Engineering Operative Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2
Apprenticeship
Both