City and Guilds 2850 – 24 Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

City and Guilds 2850 – 24 Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

Study Mode: Full- time
Course Code: 600/6881/4
Course Level: Level 2

Where will this course lead?

This pre-apprenticeship programme is designed to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to enter the engineering industry. Many students progress to Level 3 upon completion of this program.

What will I study?

During the course you will study the following: Three theory based units (Working in Engineering, Engineering Principle and Manufacture Principles) and three practical based unit which will involve leaning skills on bench fitting techniques, using the Lathe and using a Milling Machine.

How will this course be delivered?

Approximately half of the course will be in the workshops for learning bench fitting , Lathe and Milling manufacture. The remainder of the course will be classroom based.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 2 Diploma in Engineering.

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will complete: - Units 201 (Working in Engineering) and 202 (Principles of Engineering), both being an on-line, multiple choice theory test. Unit 203 (Principles of Manufacture) is a written, short answer, theory test. A practical item will be manufactured in the workshop for each discipline and will be assessed as meeting the Engineering Drawing requirements. A one hour written test will accompany each of three practical assessments.

How do I get a place on the course?

Minimum level C in Maths and English. An interest in working in the engineering industry is desirable. Some students may progress from Level 1.

Places are offered by interview.

What else do I need to know?

If you are successful at the interview you will be expected to bring the following Personal Protective Equipment:
- Safety footwear
- Safety overalls are provided for workshop activities.
You will also be expected to bring your own writing equipment. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout the course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills within engineering classes, though having achieved C in Maths and English, no other courses are directed within this program.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering you will have completed a programme that will prepare you for a full time level 3 course or an apprenticeship in engineering. To progress to Level 3 you will need to have obtained Level C in both Maths and English.


Solihull College, Auckland Drive, Smith's Wood, Solihull, B36 0NF, Tel: 0121 678 7000, Minicom: 0121 628 7005, Email:, Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Woodlands Campus

September 2017



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds