About the course

This course will help you learn basic skills and give you a good grounding for a career in the electronics and mechanical engineering industries. It covers a wide range of skills that can be adapted for many specialist areas.

What you will study

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Electronic circuit building
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Making components using hand tools
  • Fitting techniques
  • Using a lathe
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • English, maths, science and IT


  • Assessment is by observation of practical activities taking the form of a series of assignments developed in the respective practical workshops and written assignments for each unit

Entry requirements

  • 2 GCSEs - grades A*-F including English and maths
  • Selection is by interview and internal tests

Moving forward

  • Engineering Level 2 Diploma

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