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Interested in our Engineering Level 2 course? Read what our students have been up to!

Interested in our Engineering Level 2 course? Read what our students have been up to!

Date: 08 December 2022

The Engineering Level 2 course offers an extensive choice and flexibility for students to demonstrate competence in a broad variety of engineering activities, catering to those who provide technical support including project planning and contributing business improvements.

This course is a combination of practical tasks and theory designed to enhance the learner’s knowledge and abilities in English, Science and Computing skills within a practical environment such as engineering.

A member of staff giving a presentation about manufacturing processes  Students watching the presentation about manufacturing processes

There are 8 units throughout the academic year:

  1. Unit 1: Engineering word
  2. Unit 2: Investigating an engineering product
  3. Unit 3: Health and Safety in Engineering
  4. Unit 4: Engineering maintenance
  5. Unit 5: Engineering materials
  6. Unit 9: Interpreting and using engineering information
  7. Unit 10: Mathematics for engineering
  8. Unit 12: Engineering design

In a recent lesson, Level 2 students were learning about manufacturing processes and equipment. The students were given images of various manufacturing processes and they had to write down the name of the manufacturing process based on the image shown and the brief explanation given to them. Each question had a £10, £20 and £50 value depending on the complexity and difficulty of the questions. The next activity was a mission impossible challenge where the students had to work in teams to extract information around the classroom on the advantages and disadvantages of 3 different manufacturing methods.

Amir Zakerizadeh, Engineering lecturer comments:

“The Level 2 students really enjoyed the idea of winning money (even if it’s laminated sheets of paper) and at the same time they learned various manufacturing methods."

'Paul's Pension' written on a piece of paper with fake bank notes on a desk  A member of staff with students showing off handfuls of fake bank notes

Interested in studying Engineering next year?

The lecturers at John Ruskin College have not only their specialist subject knowledge in engineering, but also previous experience and knowledge of working in the industry. The combination of which is transferred to students so that they will get a 1st class experience and understanding of what employers can expect from them and the best strategies to perform to an outstanding level.

Here in the engineering department, we provide our students with state-of-the-art facilities such as Autodesk fusion 360 design software, Micrometres and vernier callipers, drawing boards, material testing equipment, electronic circuit design and analysis just to name a few!

You can find out more about our Engineering courses and apply for 2023 here.

Address: John Ruskin College, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, CR2 8JJ

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