Mechanical Engineering

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    Starting this course at Gloucestershire College will get you onto the first rung of the ladder on your journey leading to an exciting and varied career within the Engineering or Manufacturing sector.

    Mechanical Engineering Diploma (Craft Route)

    This course will give you an insight into a range of topics and disciplines and equip you with the basic skills and knowledge required. The engineering sector is vast and diverse and with this qualification who knows where it may take you?

    Our starting point for your career in Engineering is the Level 2 Diploma which is accredited by City & Guilds. It is nationally and internationally recognised by employers and engineering companies.  We also offer a Certificate for those students who are already on an apprenticeship framework.

    During your one year full time diploma you will gain a range of practical skills such as milling, turning, grinding and health and safety regulations in our large purpose-built, industry standard engineering workshops.  You will learn about basic hand tools, mills, lathes and drills.  

    You will study units such as: - Working in Engineering, Principles of Engineering Technology, Principles of Manufacturing Technology, Machining Components Using Milling Techniques, Machining Components Using Turning Techniques and Using Bench Fitting Techniques.

    You will be assessed on your practical ability and by means of short written answer tests some of which are multiple choice.

    You'll love learning from experienced tutors, and meeting employers from around the county with a view to recruiting you in their companies.

    Future career opportunities include: Assembly and machine operator, maintenance fitter, mechanical engineer.

    You can study at this level full time over one year or part time (one full day in college per week).



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Course Variant

Mechanical Engineering

Level 2



Start Date

September 2018 (TBC)

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If you would like to apply for this course, please add it to your shortlist. You may then add further courses to your shortlist or continue to complete your application.

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What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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