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Diploma in Engineering (QCF) City and Guild Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

Wilberforce Sixth Form College

Saltshouse Road, Hull, HU8 9HD

This course is delivered at Satshouse Road

Telephone: 01482 711688

Website: www.wilberforce.ac.uk

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In this course you will be gaining the knowledge and experience required when starting out on the journey to a career in engineering. The City and GUilds Level 2 in Engineering is an exciting course that gives you the chance to learn how to use different types of machinery that are in common use in the workplace. During the course you will be using Computer Aided Design software to produce engineering drawings and then produce them in the workshop using bench fitting and fabrication skills. This course is ideal for students who plan to go into any of the many different fields of engineering or who want to progress on to Level 3 City and Guilds course.

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering is for you if:

you want to work in an industry where there are a wide range of job opportunities available and there is the possibility of developing a career onwards and upwards. It is also for you if you enjoy the feeling of knowing that every single lesson is about something that will be of use to you in your future career.

What will you be learning?

The units covered in this course are:

  • working in engineering
  • engineering technology
  • manufacturing technology
  • bench fitting
  • fabricating sheet metal
  • constructing and testing electronic circuits

What skills do I need:

  • good workplace habits - our expectations of punctuality and attendance are high, just like an employer's would be
  • you need to have a good awareness of working sfely in a workshop environment
  • you need to have good determination to suceed and good attention to detail - after all, you'll be expected to produce high quality work consistently



Start Date: September 2019

Duration: 1 year (Full Time)

How is it delivered?

A wide variety of teaching techniques will be used. In the workshop you will generally be taught by the teacher demonstrating how to use the machinery. It definately won't be the case of just watching....you'll soon be working on all the machinery and will be given tips on how to use it correctly and without any mistakes. You will also be taught in classroom situations - again with real life problems to make the work relevant to what happens in employment. One thing you'll always be able to say about the teaching - it will always be useful to working in Engineering once you leave college!


Most of the course is completed internally through work done in the workshop and in the classroom. Two of the units are externally assessed by examinations, these will be completed in January and June.

Private Study

The City and Guilds Engineering course is one where work you do in the workshop and the classroom is continually assessed. We will ask you to do private study if you get behind with work or there are deadlines that you need to meet.

What materials will I need to provide?

Due to the workshop element of the course all students will need to have a set of cotton overalls and a pair of steel toe-cap boots. These could be purchased before you start the course or they could be ordered through the Engineering Department. 

Availability: 2019-2020

Who can do it?

Age Range: 16-19,

What will you be working towards?

Skills Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Awarding Body: CG

Type: Diploma

Level: Level 2

Entry Requirements:

A minimum of two grade D's at GCSE including a minimum of grade 4/D in Mathematics and preferably a grade D in GCSE Science (or Pass at BTEC Science).


If you are interested in joining the college we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.


All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, September 2018, however, the College may need to make some changes by September 2019 in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.

Additional Information


        In East Yorkshire, Engineering is the biggest employment sector and it is growing all the time. Some hugh contracts have been awarded to multinational companies in the area and these have created lots of job opportunities. This course will provide you with an ideal qualification to progress into these types of jobs or onto Level 3 Engineering at WIlberforce.

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