Size & Structure:
1080 GLH (1485 TQT) Equivalent in size to three A Levels.
15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are external.
Mandatory content (56%).
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 who want to progress to employment in mechanical engineering, such as a mechanical maintenance technician. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of units, for example in metallic and non-metallic materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamic practices, microcontrollers and/or calculus. 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.