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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

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Course Summary

The city of Derby and the surrounding area is world renowned for its engineering and manufacturing industry and is populated with world leading employers and their high quality supply chains.

The engineering sector is also still growing at a considerable rate, particularly with the development of new technologies which in turn has led to skill shortages and demand for high performing engineers.

Using the latest suite of qualifications, the one-year Level 2 Diploma In Engineering Operations has been designed to support your development as an engineer, leading to a highly rewarding and well paid career in this sector. It also offers a seamless transition of credits into an engineering apprenticeship.and will start to prepare candidates for university-level study. 

Entry requirements

Achievement of at least one of the following GCSE grades is the minimum entry requirement for the course:

  • English 4/C
  • Maths 4/C

In addition GCSE grade 3 minimum is preferred in the following GCSEs:

  • Science/Technology/Electronics

Course Content

This qualification provides students with knowledge and understanding of a blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours required across a range of engineering occupations. The qualification covers core knowledge and skills required for entry to the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

The qualification is obtained by completion of one mandatory unit and six optional units.

Mandatory Unit:

  • Engineering Environment Awareness

Six options will be chosen from:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Maintenance Techniques
  • Fabrication and Welding Principles
  • Fitting and Assembly Techniques
  • Manual Turning Techniques
  • Manual Milling Techniques
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • CNC Machining

How will I be assessed?

Methods used are:

  • On-screen multiple choice examinations
  • Centre-marked written and practical assessments

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

In addition to regular writing materials and a scientific calculator, specific PPE may need to be purchased for selected activities.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

On completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations, you can progress to the BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Engineering.

Careers

Alternatively, and with employment in a qualifying role, an apprenticeship in engineering would be possible: this qualification can be used as credits/evidence towards the apprenticeship knowledge elements.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Declan Clarke-Hancock

Declan Clarke-Hancock

Naval engineering officer’s exciting voyage began at The Roundhouse College

Taking an engineering course at Derby College Group marked the beginning of a whole new voyage of discovery for naval engineer Declan Clarke-Hancock.  
 
After leaving Littleover Community School, Declan enrolled on the full-time performing engineering operations level 2 course at The Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills college.  
 
Now aged 25, he is a third electro-technical officer (ETO) on the cruise ship Sapphire Princess and is seeing the world while doing an engineering job he loves.  
 
Getting to where he is now hasn’t always been plain sailing though. The Derbyshire firm where Declan took a level 3 electrical apprenticeship  closed just as he qualified. Unsure of what to do next, he was looking for a local job as an electrician when he  spotted a cadetship opportunity with Princess Cruises.  
 
After attending maritime college in Southampton, as well as training for months at sea, Declan then had to pass difficult Maritime and Coastguard Agency exams before taking up his current role.  
 
Declan started as an ETO in May 2019 and is responsible for the 110,000-ton ship’s electrical and electronics, including looking after her 35 elevators, watertight doors and lifeboats.  
 
Declan said: “Going to Derby College definitely gave me the step up I needed. Without that I wouldn’t have got where I am now so I’m very thankful. I’d like to come back to college and talk to engineering students about my experiences. I want to show them where studying engineering at the Roundhouse can lead – and  that they don’t necessarily have to stay in Derby or the East Midlands when they qualify. The right qualifications can take them anywhere.”  
 
Declan has already had many memorable travel experiences through his job. Highlights include kayaking and dog sled riding in an Alaskan glacier, watching England play football in the World Cup in St Petersburg and visiting New York.

Going to Derby College definitely gave me the step up I needed.

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