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Start date: 01/09/2017 - SGS Berkeley Green
End date: 31/07/2018
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Level 2 Diploma
Code: 5768
Cost: N/A

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Engineering Diploma Level 2

Full time course

SGS College statement on Berkeley Green

SGS College are delighted that the SGS Berkeley Green site has now attracted capital investment of almost £20m and that investment will provide students with some of the best facilities in the region.

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This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for students seeking a practical engineering qualification.

What will I study?

Students will be working in a modern workshop environment and will be learning skills in a range of areas, including turning, milling, CNC and CAD. Theory classes will develop learners' knowledge of engineering environment awareness, techniques and principles.All learners will develop key skills in numeracy, communication and ICT.

Maths & English

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is achieving a good standard of English and Maths. Therefore, learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) in these subjects will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside the main study programme.


In conjunction with obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience, learners will also develop other skills, such as interview techniques and CV writing, to prepare them for the world of work.

Work experience

All learners will undertake a minimum of a week of work experience as part of the course.

What do i need to join?

You will be required to attend an interview and undertake a skills test. You will also need to take an initial assessment in Maths and English to ensure learners are capable of progressing on the course. You will require 5 GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above, including Maths and English.

How long is the course?

1 year, with attendance required for 3 days a week, which includes enrichment, work experience and tutorial days.

How will I learn?

Practical experience will be gained in the modern workshop through practical activities and assessments. The underpinning theory will be delivered in the classroom and IT suites, where study will be interactive and informative.

How will I know how I am doing?

Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor and you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals.

Are there any extra costs?

Material fees will be required on enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances.

What can I do next?

Level 3 Engineering, apprenticeship or out into industry.

What are my career options?

There are many different specialist roles within the industry. This course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a career within the engineering industry.


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Dates & Costs

Engineering Diploma Level 2

Start date: 01/09/2017
End date: 31/07/2018
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): 9am - 4.40pm
Qualifications: Level 2 Diploma
Code: 5768

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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