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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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Hitomi Furguson

Hitomi Furguson

Engineering is a building block for Hitomi’s future

Teenager Hitomi Ferguson is following in her father’s footsteps as she gains crucial engineering skills through Derby College.
The 18-year-old from Ilkeston is working on Derby College’s Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ Level 2 course at the Roundhouse –  having previously completed a course in engineering and technology at the Ilkeston site.
She particularly loves the hands on work of welding, and In the long term hopes to gain an apprenticeship as the building block to her future career.
Hitomi was brought up in Sweden and only came to Derbyshire at GCSE age when her dad’s Rolls-Royce engineering job brought him to the UK.

The Roundhouse is brilliant – it has everything you need. In the long term I’m hoping to get onto an apprenticeship which hopefully could lead to the start of a good career.
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