Level 2 Engineering (BTEC)
Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical and theoretical engineering skills including machining techniques, materials science, mathematics and drawing design. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 in Engineering or employment in the engineering sector.
- Course Information
Our Level 2 course is a mixture of learning and doing, allowing you to try a whole range of designing and manufacturing activities. Our facilities are excellent and include dedicated IT rooms with industry standard software.
The technical nature of much of the work means that you will get the opportunity to do some of your work one day a week in our purpose built workshops at our Euxton campus and you will study a total of seven units throughout the year, including: Investigating an Engineered Product, Engineering Science and Maths, Machining Techniques, The Engineering World and Bicycle Maintenance.
As part of the course you will also study GCSE English and Maths to help you reach your full potential.
- Entry Requirements
For our Pre-Advanced L2 courses our entry requirements are 4 x GCSE at Grade 3, Maths or English Language or English Literature at Grade 3 and Grade 2 in the others
Please note that any student who has not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 for English and/or maths will continue with these studies as part of their vocational study programme.
Some vocational courses will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
- How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed by two external exams. All other units are assessed continually throughout the year by coursework, set at intervals throughout the year.
- Progression Pathway
Successful completion of the course can lead to progression to another Level 3 course in college, an Apprenticeship or employment. All our Level 2 students will have the opportunity to apply for a Runshaw Apprenticeship and assistance in seeking employment as they near the end of the course.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.