The Diploma in Engineering Technology Level 2 is designed as a progression route to a Level 3 Engineering Diploma.
This course would suit students who have gained skills in an engineering environment and already have core knowledge of the discipline.
You need GCSE at grade D or above.
You can also progress from PEO or other practical related courses at Level 2.
This course is part of a study programme which can also consist of English and Maths if required. It includes a tutorial and self study.
The Engineering subjects may vary depending on your existing skills and knowledge. You will take six units in total from the following:
This qualification is graded at Pass-Merit-Distinction. The mandatory units include an online external exam. The optional units are also graded and have practical assessments which count towards the end grade.
Derby College uniform is required. You will need overalls, boots and technical drawing equipment.
You can advance to the Diploma in Engineering Technologies Level 3.
This qualification forms part of many new apprenticeship schemes and can accelerate your career progression within engineering industries.
Rolls-Royce manager Jack O'Connor says his Derby College engineering course was the "start of everything" for the skills needed in his career. Jack joined the aero engine giant as a semi-skilled polisher and packer of blades. He began his Derby College Level 3 NVQ in engineering principals at the age of 23 when he was accepted by the company as an apprentice. Now aged 31, Jack is a Rolls-Royce production leader. He is also taking a University of Warwick – Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Business management. Jack said he left school was "a few" GCSEs and the college course and apprenticeship provided him with a second chance to kickstart his career and build his confidence.
He said: "I can honestly say that the course was brilliant and the lecturers were great.
"If you went through a difficult period they were always there to support you. You could have a laugh and a joke as well, and when you take into account the facilities, you're halfway there.
"I was really impressed. It was the start of everything for my work, really."