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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR3EDF (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    For students that have completed a Level 2 City & Guilds qualification or candidates that have suitable working skills and knowledge. It may be possible to study A Level Maths alongside this qualification. Please ask at interview stage. This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including: Engineering operative; Engineering maintenance technician; Mechanical engineering technician; You can also progress onto any of the following courses:

    • Level 3 BTEC in Engineering
    • Level 4 HNC in Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering
    • Level 5 Foundation Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Entry Requirements

    A Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths.

  • What does the course involve?

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

    Typical topics include: Engineering health and safety; Engineering principles; Principles of mechanical manufacturing engineering; Machining materials by turning; Machining materials by milling; Machining materials by grinding; Produce drawings using CAD; CNC machining of materials and detailed fitting of materials.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work will be continuously assessed throughout the course and by end of 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.

  • 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. Fees are dependent upon age: 16-18 Full-time students normally it is free of charge. Students will be expected to provide their own overalls/clothing for workshop, safety shoes.

  • 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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