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Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering (Sponsored by Middlesex Aerospace)

Full Time

Course Overview

Focusing on the major disciplines within engineering, the learner will gain the knowledge and hand skills needed to develop or build on a successful career in engineering and advanced manufacturing. They are also vital components of an Intermediate and Advanced Engineering apprenticeships.

This level is ideal if you're a school leaver with some engineering knowledge and experience, or require some engineering skills in your role. Students will develop your understanding and practical experience of specific engineering technologies.

If you are under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE Grade 4 or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications.

Course Content

You will learn the knowledge and hands on skills needed to develop or build on a successful career in electrical and manufacturing engineering which will develop your understanding and practical experience of specific engineering technologies.

The course will cover the following engineering subjects:

  • Working in engineering.
  • Principles of Engineering technology
  • Principles of manufacturing technology.
  • Machining components using Turning Techniques.
  • Constructing, testing and Fault finding Electronic circuits.
  • Welding by MIG process.

Entry Requirement

  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably to include English, maths and a science, or Level 1 Functional Skills, or completion of our Future Pathways course.


During the course learners will do a series of practical based activities and create a portfolio of evidence, they will be observed and assessed throughout the year.

There will also be some online exams and written tests to complete.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into a full-time Level 3 course or employment, including an apprenticeship.

This course can also help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including:

  • Engineering operative.
  • Engineering maintenance technician.
  • Mechanical engineering technician.
  • Toolmaker/machine setter

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Course Outline

Course Code: EF50
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 12/09/2022
Duration: 1 Year
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