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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR2DPE (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This course and level is ideal if you are a school leaver with some engineering knowledge and experience, or you require some engineering skills in your role. You will develop your understanding and practical experience of basic engineering operations including welding & fabrication.

    This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including: * Engineering operative; * Engineering maintenance technician; * Mechanical engineering technician; * Sheet metal worker; * Welder.

    You could also progress onto the City & Guilds Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths, or a Level 1 Certificate in Engineering.

  • What does the course involve?

    A combination of theory and practical units which are each assessed.

    Typical topics include: Working in engineering & Health & Safety; Principles of engineering technology; Machine components using milling techniques; Machine components using turning techniques; Using bench fitting techniques;

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work will be continuously assessed throughout the course and by end year exams. The continuously assessed work is based on set assignments, practical and written evidence that you will be asked to complete with set deadlines.

  • How much does it cost?

    Students will be expected to provide their own overalls/clothing for workshop, safety shoes.

  • Additional Notes

    As a college Engineering student you will be expected to wear an Engineering uniform. There may be opportunities to visit Engineering facilities and trade shows. Some course work will be set around these visits and activities.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Austin Luzadas

Austin Luzadas

Level 3 in Engineering
Previous school: Holy Trinity School, Telford

Level 2 was mostly practical and this year on Level 3 there is a lot of theory and it's preparing me for university. I live outside of Shrewsbury and the transport links to the College are good.

Gemma Elliot

Gemma Elliot

Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronics Technology
Previous Institution: Llanfyllin High School

My Foundation Degree is funded by the engineering firm James Fisher. I’m learning so much and absolutely loving it.

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Career Options

  • Production managers and directors in manufacturing

    Up to £60,000

  • Engineering technicians

    Up to £39,000


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