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Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

Part Time

Course Overview

Focusing on the major disciplines within manufacturing/mechanical 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 apprenticeship. This course is a mandatory part of the Engineering Technician standard.

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

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

  • Engineering technician
  • Engineering maintenance technician
  • Technical Support Technician

Course Content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including: 

  • Working in engineering
  • Engineering techniques.
  • Maths and Science
  • BITS
  • Milling, Turning and Fitting techniques.

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above preferably to include Maths, English and a Science. Learners must be employed in the Engineering sector.


During the course learners will undertake a series of practical based activities and create a portfolio of evidence. They will also be online exams to complete. The course is continuously assessed by assignments and the generation of a portfolio of evidence.

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 help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including:

A wide range of engineering roles including:
  • Engineering Technician.
  • Technical Support Technician.
  • Engineering Maintenance Technician.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.

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Course Outline

Course Code: ERBL026
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
Day & Time: Thu 9am to 5pm
Unemployment Benefit
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