This one-year qualification is aimed at school leavers who wish to progress their career in the Engineering industry or intend to follow Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship programmes. It is designed for you to develop skills learnt from other qualifications and contributes towards your knowledge and understanding for Diplomas in Engineering Maintenance, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Fabrication and Welding, and Technical Support.
You should have a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering, or equivalent. You will need at least Grade 4 in English and Maths GCSEs to study advanced mathematics and science - an optional unit within the qualification to help you progress to a higher level qualification.
You will need to successfully complete a total of six units for your chosen pathway:
- Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering or Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Two mandatory units: Engineering Health & Safety and Engineering Principles
- A specialist unit from your chosen pathway
- Any two further optional units as listed below:
Detailed Fitting of Materials
Produce Drawings using CAD
Power Supply, and Analogue and Digital Circuit Principles and Fault Finding
Mandatory core units Engineering Health & Safety and Engineering Principles are assessed by a City & Guilds online multiple-choice assessment.
Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering units are assessed by a short-answer question paper set by City & Guilds.
All other units are assessed by City & Guilds approved practical assignments and knowledge-based tasks.
This qualification is worth 34 UCAS tariff points towards university degree entry and includes vital components of an Intermediate and Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship.
It can also help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including:
• Engineering operative
• Engineering maintenance technician
• Foundry moulder/core maker
• Mechanical engineering technician
• Sheet metal worker
• Toolmaker/machine setter
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*