Engineering

BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 (Pre-T Level)

student working in engineering workshop

Availability & Details

Engineering, BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate {FL2} AF-ENGH2T-D(0000)001

Venue
Alton Campus

Type of study

Dates
Academic Year 2022-23 (1 years)

Examination board
Edexcel

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Overview

Would you like a career in a dynamic, growing industry that has many varied paths? This course gives you a broad foundation in many facets of engineering and is a mixture of theory and practical, covering a whole range of units that give you the knowledge and skills that will be useful in an engineering career. These include Computer Aided Design, electronics and machining. You will encounter a wide variety of learning opportunities using theoretical teaching and practical workshop sessions. Your lessons will take place in the Sonardyne Centre for Engineering and Design Technology.

You should normally have achieved a grade 3 profile at GCSE. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a grade 3 is equivalent to a grade D. To study this subject you should have an interest in technical subjects.

On this full time Engineering Extended Certificate at HSDC Alton, you will study the following:

  • Finding out about the engineering world
  • Gaining information about an engineered product
  • Using various machines to manufacture parts. The department has the manufacturing resources that are the envy of all local schools and colleges
  • Learning about engines and other vehicle systems
  • Learning welding techniques
  • Learning about the basics of electronics in engineering
  • Gaining an understanding of Mathematics and science in an engineering environment
  • Interpreting engineering information, in order to plan work

Lessons will incorporate theoretical content however, there are a number of practical lessons within the course content.

Eight units with written assignments.
One unit with a written exam on Interpreting Engineering Information.
One unit with an online exam on The Engineering World.

£35 for core textbook and £20 for materials and resources.


My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.

Laura Hagedorn, A Level student