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Course Code: SFVEN171

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Advance your engineering skills with our Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations. Dive deeper into mechanical, electrical and structural engineering principles. Gain hands-on experience in applying engineering concepts to real-world projects. This comprehensive program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in engineering. Whether you aspire to work in manufacturing, construction, or technology, this diploma provides the foundation for excellence in practical engineering.

If you enjoy understanding how things work, problem solving and making things, this course can develop your skills and put you in a better position to work in the exciting field of engineering.

You’ll be studying in our engineering workshops and classrooms, where you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and taught the technical and practical aspects of engineering by our team of experienced and qualified tutors. You’ll learn how to use machine tools, measuring and inspection equipment and get to grips with techniques such as fabrication, welding and materials processing.

The programme of study includes:

  • Engineering operations,
  • Enterprise ideas and problem solving
  • Work to occupation standards of health and safety.
  • Learn how to use machine tools and hand tools to produce components to meet industry standards. 
  •  Use measuring and inspection equipment to check for accuracy of components.
  • Develop engineering communication skills.
  • Introduction to apprenticeships and routes to employment.

You will study three days a week including compulsory work experience to give you the employability to go and work in the engineering operations industry.

You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including maths and English). However, if you have a keen interest in the subject and commitment to succeed, your entry requirements will be discussed at interview.

You will complete a range of practical projects and will be assessed and monitored throughout the year on these. You will also compile a portfolio of all of this work to show what you have learned.

If you wish to find out more you can call the Admin Office on 01785 275535 or email

You can move up to our T-Level in Engineering course or a related course.
Alternatively, you may wish to seek an advanced level apprenticeship or full time employment in the engineering operations industry as a civil engineering technician, quality control engineer or process engineer.

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

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


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