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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.


Entry requirements

You need GCSE at grade D or above.

You can also progress from PEO or other practical related courses at Level 2.


Course Content

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:

  • Engineering Environmental Awareness  
  • Engineering Techniques
  • Engineering Maths and Science Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Manual Turning Techniques
  • Manual Milling Techniques
  • Understanding CAD
  • Fabrication and Welding Principles
  • Manual Welding Techniques

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Derby College uniform is required. You will need overalls, boots and technical drawing equipment.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

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.   



This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Rosie Dales

Rosie Dales

Welding student Rosie forges ahead in fabrications

Student welder Rosie Dales is forging ahead in the male-dominated world of fabrication thanks to Derby College. Rosie, 24, is set to take a Level 3 NVQ in Fabrication and Welding. She is also adding skills to a previous Level 2 qualification which she did not gain through an earlier provider. Rosie, who was born deaf and is a skilled lipreader, uses a hearing aid to boost what sound she can hear. She praised the teaching focus of her Derby College tutor and said her fellow students were "deaf aware", which was helpful. After working unpaid for two weeks, Rosie landed an apprenticeship with her grandfather's firm, Dales Fabrications, in Ilkeston. She found that she loved the work and the company is now funding her college training.

Rosie said: "I'm really enjoying the college work. The tutor is focussed on the students and I'm making good progress.

"I think it's going well. I'm taking small steps at a time. After I qualify I might go on to a higher qualification and see where that takes me. We'll see."


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