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Manufacturing and Design - Level 2


This course covers a range of topics including the principles of hand fitting skills and mechanical assemblies, 3D printing to produce parts and the use of CAD software to produce technical drawings and 3D models. You will learn how to setup and operate centre lathes, milling machines and CNC machines to create components. This course will teach you more advanced skills, knowledge and behaviours required for successful progression into an apprenticeship standard or the T Level pathway of your choice, relating to engineering.

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20232190A1587FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Hand fitting skills
  • Milling
  • Electronics
  • Computer aided drawing
  • 3D printing
  • Mechanical assemblies
  • Digital skills
  • CNC programming
  • Health and safety.

Entry requirements

  • Grade 3 in English language and maths.
  • Plus, an Initial assessment and aptitude test/or completion of the Level 1 Multi-skills course.
  • If you have trade experience, a basic aptitude test will be required.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How will I be assessed?

During this programme, you will complete three mandatory units and four optional units to obtain the full diploma qualification.

  • Written work reports, 
  • Knowledge questionnaires
  • Practical observations.

What can I progress onto?



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