Size & Structure:
1080 GLH (1475 TQT) Equivalent in size to three A Levels.
15 units of which 8 are mandatory and 3 are external.
Mandatory content (61%).
External assessment (33%).
This qualification has been designed as a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners wanting to progress to employment in manufacturing engineering, such as a quality control technician. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of units, for example in computer-aided manufacturing, modern
manufacturing systems, microcontrollers, additive manufacturing, and machining. Progression could be either directly to employment in Level 3 job roles, higher apprenticeship programmes or via higher education courses in engineering.
Secondary School Certificate (Science Group) / O Level / Equivalent
Two (02) years.