Engineering BTEC Diploma

Engineering BTEC Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: QET2TE09
Course Level: Level 2

Where will this course lead?

Our Level 2 course in Engineering offers students a more in depth practical and theoretical experience to build upon the basic skills learnt from the Level 1 course.

You will develop knowledge of mechanical equipment, components, drawings, production, manufacture, development, repair and computer aided design as well as an understanding of health and safety in the workplace.

What will I study?

The main topics to be studied will include:

- Working Safely in an engineering environment,
- Developing skills in the planning and manufacture of mechanical and electrical components including bench work and lathes,
- Routine servicing of mechanical equipment,
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining of real components,
- Mathematics for Engineers,
- Working in teams,
- Producing and reading of engineering drawings.

How will this course be delivered?

Half of this course involves practical assignments in the mechanical workshops and the other half is in the classroom.

The mechanical facilities consist of standard hand tools, lathes, milling machines and pillar drills.

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC Diploma in Engineering (QCF)

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will need to complete both the practical and written assignments set by the tutors. There are no exams as part of the course.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview and a screening test.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including Maths. Or successful completion of a relevant level 1 engineering programme, a suitable reference and a successful interview.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to provide overalls and safety footwear as well as pens, paper and a scientific calculator.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

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 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?

If you are successful on this course, you will be able to continue studying towards level 3 in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering or possibly secure an apprenticeship with and engineering company.


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 2016



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds