The level 2 course in Precision Engineering is a one-year full time programme on which students will be required to attend college for three days per week.

The units studied will provide students with practical skills and knowledge of machining techniques including milling and turning.  

Students will carry out practical work in the fully equipped mechanical workshops, working on lathes, milling machines and grinders, learning engineering skills including turning, milling and handskills. 


How will I be assessed?:

You will be assessed through; written portfolios, online and practical assessments


Things you may need:

You will need full PPE for undertaking workshop activities. This will include safety boots, overalls and safety glasses.


What can I do next?:

Students have the opportunity to progress to the L3 Diploma in Engineering technology once the L2 PEO has been completed and GCSE grades C or above have been achieved in Maths and English.

This course provides opportunities for employment in engineering industries as, for example; Advanced (L3) apprenticeships, engineering technicians and semi-skilled operators.


Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSE's at grade C or Above including Maths and/or English
  • A satisfactory interview and
  • An Initial assessment of Maths or English at a suitable level, where a C has not been achieved in Maths or English


Course Cost

Course fee as set based on the age of the student at 31 August in the year they begin their study.

This course is fully funded for

  • All students aged 16, 17 and 18 
  • Learners, aged 19 to 23, without a full level 2 qualification

24+ students, will be required to pay course fees up to £3,300. 

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Course Duration

Full time; 3 days per week, Monday to Friday 

The course runs from September to June