Engineering – Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Level 2

Maintenance engineers are expected to have knowledge of a range of engineered systems and components; including mechanical, electrical and fluid power. Planned maintenance activities can range from lubrication to replacing complex components; these techniques are to be applied in a controlled way following procedures and best practice which can come from a maintenance system. In addition to your main study programme you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate in an industry that is worth over £1 trillion annually to the UK. This course develops both practical and technical skills to enable students to progress in their chosen field.

Learners will be given the opportunity to develop both their skills and knowledge to design, innovate and analyse solutions that are essential to modern day life.

Who is this course for?

If you like to explore how simple components and complex machines are designed, made or maintained and are keen to develop both practical and technical skills, then this qualification is for you.

What will I learn?

Learners will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. At Level 3 learners will study for either the Advanced Technical Certificate or Diploma depending on their grades from the first year.

Intermediate Technical Certificate – Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance

This course develops the essential skills and knowledge needed within the field of Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Engineering. The core units provide a broad range of underpinning hand skills and knowledge needed to function in all industry sectors including mathematics, science, business operations and materials in the process that allows engineers to overcome a range of challenges. This pathway covers the following units:

  • Principles of Engineering
  • Developing Engineering Workshop Practice
  • Working in Engineering Businesses
  • Engineered Systems
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Principles of Maintenance

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In addition to your main study programme you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

You will study both the practical use and underpinning knowledge of the subject, which may involve local employers providing real examples as part of the training.

Set sessions consist of a blended learning in theory and practical subjects. Learners will be assessed by external exams at set time periods and a synoptic assessment lasting four weeks.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs (grades A*-E/9-3), including English and Maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview. Applicants with previous experience of engineering technologies will be considered on an individual basis.

What Can I Do Next?

Successful learners can progress onto the Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Engineering or onto an Advanced Apprenticeship, which are equivalent to 2 A Levels and available in a number of industry pathways including Manufacturing, Mechanical/Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Career routes within the Engineering industry include roles within the Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics and Maintenance sectors in roles such as Mechanical Engineers.

Engineering – Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Level 2
LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,407

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