Technicals in Engineering (1145)

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016
First teaching of this qualification is September 2016

The Level 2 Technical Award in Engineering allows learners to gain theoretical knowledge and a small number of technical skills, related to the Engineering sector, not usually acquired through general education.

First teaching of this qualification is September 2017

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Engineering is aimed at learners who are looking to start a career in the engineering-based manufacturing industry.   Learners could progress into employment, onto an apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at level 3.

First teaching of these qualifications is September 2016

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate, Diploma and  Extended Diploma in Engineering are for learners who are looking to start in the engineering industry, covering a wide range of industry areas eg engineering design, innovation and new technologies, civil engineering, rail engineering and aerospace engineering.


These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more on TechBac.
The Level 2 Technical Award is aimed at learners aged 14-16 (Key stage 4) studying in full time education.

The Level 2 Technical Certificate and the Level 3 suite of qualifications are aimed at learners aged 16 – 18 and 19+.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Engineering will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
Compulsory topics include:
- Principles of engineering
- Engineering workshop practice
- Business improvement principles

Learners will also be able to choose additional optional topics, including:
- Welding processes
- Fabrication practice
- Cutting processes
- Engineered systems
- Planned maintenance
- Principles of maintenance
- Manufacturing principles
- Manufacturing products
- Electronic components
- Electronic assembly
- Electronic test equipment

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Award in Engineering will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
Compulsory topics include:
• Engineering Communication
• Engineering Development

Learners interested in the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate, Diploma and  Extended Diploma in Engineering will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. Compulsory topics include:
engineering materials
• electronics, control and instrumentation
• mechanical structures and dynamics
• manufacturing methods in engineering
• engineering design
• engineering mathematics and statistics
• engineering workshop practice
• innovation and new technologies.

Learners will also be able to choose additional optional topics, including:
• civil engineering
• aerospace engineering
• power and energy in engineering
• automotive engineering
• rail engineering
• marine engineering.

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Engineering could lead to the following employment opportunities:
- sheet metal fabricator
- general welder
- electrical or mechanical maintenance fitter
- tool room operative
- CNC operator
- electronics equipment assembler
- electronics systems installer

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Engineering could lead to the following employment opportunities: 
- skilled machinist
- composite technician
- marine engineer
- technical support engineer.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualifications.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbooks from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 Technical Award in Engineering (1145-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2018

Level 2 Technical Award in Engineering

  • Accreditation No: 601/7241/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 - 120 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 4 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 (Technical) Certificate in Engineering (1145-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2015
Closed for registrations

Level 2 (Technical) Certificate in Engineering

  • Accreditation No: 601/4519/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering (1145-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering

  • Accreditation No: 601/4535/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 140 - Distinction: 120 - Merit: 80 - Pass: 40 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Engineering (540) (1145-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Engineering (540)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4507/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 210 - Distinction: 180 - Merit: 120 - Pass: 60 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering (720) (1145-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering (720)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4506/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 280 - Distinction: 240 - Merit: 160 - Pass: 80 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

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