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.
Achievement of at least one of the following GCSE grades is the minimum entry requirement for the course:
In addition GCSE grade 3 minimum is preferred in the following GCSEs:
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.
Six options will be chosen from:
Methods used are:
In addition to regular writing materials and a scientific calculator, specific PPE may need to be purchased for selected activities.
On completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations, you can progress to the BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Engineering.
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.
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.