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Practical Mechanical Engineering (Performing Engineering Operations) Level 2

Full-Time, Apprenticeship
Level 2
One year
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


The Level 2 course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in engineering principles and practical skills. Students will gain hands on experience and theoretical knowledge in areas such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and manufacturing processes. 

This one year course has been designed to give you knowledge and practical skills in the following areas: 

  • Welding 
  • Fabrication 
  • Lathe work and turning 
  • Milling 
  • Drilling 
  • Pneumatics 
  • Engineering drawing 
  • CAD 
  • Testing and inspection 
  • Non destructive testing.

It includes a variety of practical units giving you an opportunity to find what areas of engineering suit you best.

This course is available both as a full-time option and as an apprenticeship.

Key information

Four GCSEs at grade D plus a C in either English Language or Maths.


Apprentices must secure their own full-time employment in a relevant sector before applying for the course.

Learners are required to attend an interview.

The course, which is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs, has been designed with a wide range of units, so that learners can focus on their chosen career or area of interest. The qualification structure is designed to give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes.

Progression to the Level 3 full-time programme or the engineering apprenticeship route and potentially HNC/HND.

The following items are essential equipment for completion of the course: 

  • Safety footwear (Steel toe cap) 
  • Flame retardant overalls 
  • Scientific calculator 
  • Pens 
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler 
  • Rubber 
  • Notepad (lined and graph paper).