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Robotics and Automation - Level 2


This course covers a range of topics including how to program and operate robots to perform a variety of tasks. You will also learn how to use CAD software to produce technical drawings and 3D models, as well as the principles of 3D printing technology to produce parts. 

The course will develop your skills and knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and teach you more advanced skills, knowledge and behaviours required for successful progression into an apprenticeship standard or the T Level pathway of your choice, relating to engineering.


Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20232188A1585FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Robotics and automation
  • Electronics
  • Computer aided drawing
  • 3D printing to produce parts
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • PLC’s
  • Mechanical assemblies
  • Digital skills
  • Health and Safety.

Entry requirements

  • Grade 3 in English language and maths.
  • Plus, an Initial assessment and aptitude test/or completion of the Level 1 Multi-skills course.
  • If you have trade experience, a basic aptitude test will be required.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How will I be assessed?

During this programme, you will complete three mandatory units and four optional units to obtain the full diploma qualification.

  • Written work reports, 
  • Knowledge questionnaires
  • Practical observations.


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