City & Guilds Engineering Qualification: 2850

Qualification Number: 2850-80

Accreditation Number: 600/0879/9

Who is the qualification for?:

This certificate is aimed at learners who:

  • intend to follow an Apprenticeship or Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Programme
  • wish for career progression within engineering
  • wish to develop the skills learnt from other qualifications

What does the qualification cover?:

It allows learners to learn, develop and practise the basic introductory skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering sector.

What opportunities for progression are there?:

It allows learners to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • 2850 – Level 2 Certificate in Engineering (IVQ) (all pathways)

Structure of the qualification:

To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Engineering IVQ (2850-80), learners must achieve 21 credits:

  • 7 credits from the mandatory units, listed below:
    1. Y/503/0141: Working in Engineering: 7credits
  • 14 credits from two of the optional units available, listed below:
    1. D/503/0142: Carrying out basic fitting techniques: 7credits
    2. H/503/0143: Carrying out basic milling techniques: 7credits
    3. K/503/0144: Carrying out basic turning techniques: 7credits
    4. A/503/0147: Carrying out mechanical assembly: 7credits
    5. F/503/0151: Carrying out electronics assembly: 7credits
    6. L/503/0153: Carrying out electrical assembly: 7credits
    7. R/503/0154: Working with sheet metals: 7credits
    8. H/503/0157: Carrying out manual arc welding techniques: 7credits
    9. Y/503/0169: Carrying out MIG welding processes: 7credits
  1. L/503/0170: Carrying out TIG welding processes: 7credits
  2. R/503/0171: Carrying out OXY-Acetylene welding processes: 7credits
  3. M/503/0162: Carrying out surface finishing techniques: 7credits
  4. A/503/0164: Carrying out mechanical maintenance: 7credits
  5. F/503/0165: Communicating using Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems: 7credits
  6. L/503/0167: Producing engineering drawings: 7credits

Level 2 Certificate in Engineering (IVQ)

Qualification Number: 2850-20/21/22/23

Accreditation Number: QAN 600/0880/5

Who is the qualification for?:

This certificate is aimed at learners who:

  • intend to follow an Apprenticeship or Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Programme
  • wish for career progression within engineering
  • wish to develop the skills learnt from other qualifications
  • require evidence towards the underpinning knowledge of the N/SVQ.

What does the qualification cover?:

It allows learners to learn, develop and practise the basic introductory skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering sector.

What opportunities for progression are there?:

It allows learners to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • 2850 – Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (IVQ) (all pathways)

Structure of the qualification:

The following qualifications are available:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering – Manufacturing Technology (2850-20)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering – Maintenance Technology (2850-21)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering – Fabrication and Welding Technology (2850-22)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering – Electrical and Electronics Technology (2850-23)

To achieve a full Level 2 Certificate in Engineering, candidates must achieve 5 units with a total credit value of 35 credits including:

  • 14 credits from the mandatory units, listed below:
    1. Unit 201 Working in engineering (7 credits)
    2. Unit 202 Principles of engineering technology (7 credits)
  • 7 credits from either one of their chosen pathway; eg:
    1. Unit 203 Principles of manufacturing technology (7 credits)
    2. Unit 208 Principles of maintenance technology (7 credits)
    3. Unit 212 Principles of fabrication and welding technology (7 credits)
    4. Unit 221 Principles of electrical and electronics technology (7 credits)
  • 7 credits (one unit) must relate to their chosen technology,
  • 7 credits (one unit) from a ‘free choice’ option that may or may not be from their chosen pathway