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    Engineering Technologies (Mechanical)

    Engineering Technologies (Mechanical) | Level 2 | P12200

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 Year



    Stephen Burke Construction Academy

    • Course overview

      This course is an excellent introduction to the world of practical engineering and manufacturing skills, or as progression for those who have completed Level 1 Engineering Technologies.

      You will study a range of subjects, including engineering environmental awareness, engineering techniques, maths and science principles, fitting and assembly techniques, and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD).

      You will also learn the principles of engineering and gain valuable knowledge of other engineering sectors.

      Our qualifications are taught by fully qualified industry professionals, passing on their knowledge to allow you to enter a driven industry and lead in the future of the sector.

      Studies at the BSDC Engineering & Automotive Academy allow you to progress in safe, realistic working environments. You’ll learn practical skills alongside the underpinning principles required to be successful in the industry. 

      All courses offer enrichment opportunities and work experience with partners in the industry.

      Each year, learners are also given the opportunity to be nominated for a prestigious learner of the year award with Mercedes AMG HPP.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info FREECourse fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £990.00 Course fee £105.00Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee £105.00 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £1980.00Course fee £105.00Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or an equivalent qualification including GCSE maths grade 3 or level 1 equivalent in maths

    • How will I be assessed?

      You will be assessed on a modular basis, with a mixture of online examinations, practical tasks and written projects.

    • What can I do next?

      This course runs parallel to engineering apprenticeships, as completion can lead to employment and entry to programmes at an intermediate stage. Completion can also lead to either direct employment or offer the opportunity to progress your studies into technical engineering disciplines.

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Uniform

      As part of your course, you will be required to purchase an industry related uniform and/or kit. Please find details of industry related uniforms in the Student Life section of the website.

      If you live independently and are in receipt of certain means tested benefits in your own right or live in a low-income household, you may be eligible for one of our grants. To see a full detail of financial support and eligibility criteria, including financial support application forms please visit the financial support section of our website. Alternatively, please drop in to the Learner Services Hub to see the Financial Co-ordinator, who will be able to talk you through what financial support is available to help with purchasing the kit or uniform for your course. For more information on Financial Support, please contact our Financial Support Team on 01283 494757 or email

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

    Apply now!
    Fay Holloway, Level 2 Mechanical Engineering

    “I love helicopters and submarines so would like to get a career working with those in the future. I would definitely encourage more women to give engineering a try – it’s really fun; just go for it.”

    Fay Holloway, Level 2 Mechanical Engineering
    Tia Boulton-Crowe, Level 2 Mechanical Engineering, Chartered Engineer

    “I’m getting my name out there as an engineer and recently did a work placement at Rea Valley Tractors, rebuilding engine blocks and servicing tractors.”

    Tia Boulton-Crowe, Level 2 Mechanical Engineering, Chartered Engineer

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    The national skills shortage in engineering means employers are constantly looking to recruit high quality, trained engineers. We work in partnership with industry employers in the Midlands to provide exciting work experience opportunities and to ensure that you develop the skills and expertise employers in the engineering industry are looking for.

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

    Town Centre Campus

    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

    Stephen Burke Construction Academy

    Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB