City & Guilds 2850 Level 2 Certificate in Engineering
What is the Course About?
Department: Environment & Sustainability
What units will I study?
This City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate is aimed at those who wish to progress to an engineering apprenticeship from local industry and is designed to provide them with a practical understanding of a broad range of engineering activities.
There are five mandatory units which all candidates will study. These units are mainly theory units which support the practical topics.
Five mandatory units:
•Working in an Engineering Environment
•Engineering Maths and Science
•Fitting and Assembly Techniques
•Business improvement Techniques
Two practical units need to be achieved, these are Manual Milling Techniques and Manual Turning Techniques.
Alongside this qualification you will undertake practical skills training which will lead to the City & Guilds Level 2 Practical Engineering Operations NVQ.
Will I need a DBS check for this course?
How can I find out more about the course?
If you apply for this course, you will be invited to an Information Sharing Appointment (ISA) when you will be given more detailed information about the course and when you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have.
Will I need any specialist uniform and/or kit?
No, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.
When will I get a timetable?
Your timetable will be issued during induction at the start of term in early September. As a full time course you will be expected to study for 4.5 days per week during college term time. You will be expected to attend the William Kennish Engineering Centre on Greenfield Road & the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre situated at Pulrose Bridge in Hills Meadow.
A quick guide to course fees
What happens once I have applied?
We will send you an email to let you know we have received your application. If you are new to the course area you have applied for, you will be invited to an Information Sharing Appointment (ISA) along with all other applicants to the course.
Please note: applicants are invited to ISAs depending on the date the application was received (there is limited capacity for each ISA so you may not be invited to the same one as other applicants who have applied for the same course). You will receive your invitation via email, to the email address you used when setting up your UCM Learner Portal.
Sometimes we get a high volume of applications for particular courses. If your first choice course is popular, we’ll let you know and ask if you would like us to process your second choice course as well. This doesn’t mean you won’t be considered for your first choice it just provides you with a back-up plan.
If you are an international/UK applicant someone from UCM will contact you remotely. It is essential that you have uploaded copies of your results/ certificates and relevant translations of grades/ certificates. Please note, if you are an international applicant and your application is received later than the end of May (i.e. three months before the start of the academic year) we will not be able to process it as the immigration processes would exceed the timescale required to start in September.
What do I need to know about Information Sharing Appointments (ISAs)?
Do I have to attend an ISA?
If you are invited to an ISA, you must attend!
What happens if I can’t attend the ISA I’m invited to?
Please let us know and we will make sure you are invited to an ISA on a different date.
What happens if I don’t attend an ISA?
If you fail to attend two ISAs without letting us know why, we will assume you don’t want us to continue with your application.
How long will the ISA take?
The ISA will start at 4:30 p.m.
(If parents/carers bring you to the ISA, they can wait in the College’s refectory; there are vending machines available.)
What can I expect at the ISA?
The Course Tutor will meet with you to give you a general introduction to the course and explain more about the units studied. The ISA is also a good opportunity for you to ask questions about the course to determine whether it is right for you.
What should I wear?
Casual, comfortable clothes.
What will I need to bring?
If you have already met the entry requirements for the course bring your certificates/record of achievement with you.
Who do I contact if I have mobility or additional educational needs that I would like to discuss before the ISA?
Please email email@example.com
What happens once I’ve attended an ISA?
We will contact you within 5 working days of the ISA to either:
•make you an unconditional offer (i.e. a definite place on the course);
•make you a conditional offer (i.e. a place on the course IF you get the results required in the summer exams);
•suggest you apply for another course because the one you have applied for is not suitable for you (if this is the case it is likely we will have discussed this with you during the ISA).
What happens if I get an unconditional offer?
You will be invited in to enrol, which is when you are given your student card. This may happen in the summer, if not you will be enrolled at the start of your course.
What happens if I get a conditional offer?
If you have applied for an FE course, you will need to upload your results to your UCM Learner Portal, once you get them (e.g. GCSE, BTEC). We will then check to see you have got what is needed for the course and, if you have, we will convert your offer to unconditional, which means you definitely have a place on the course. You will be enrolled at the start of your course (that’s when you get your student card).
If you are unlucky and don’t get what you need for the course you applied for, you will be invited in to find out what else is available to you at UCM.
What are my progression and career options?
The qualification gives learners a broad base of most fundamental principles of engineering and allows them to develop a range of practical engineering skills to prepare them for employment or to move onto an apprenticeship programme in that area. Successful completion of all the elements can lead to City & Guilds level 3 2850 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.
How will I be assessed?
The mandatory and principles units are assessed by on-line multi-choice exams or written examination. The practical units are assessed by a practical assignment and a short written test.
GCSE Grade D in Maths, Science and English
Achieved a L1 Pass in OCR Cambridge Nationals in Engineering.