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
Full Time, Vocational

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.


Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.

Conor Ward, BTEC student

My experience at the College was great, it’s very different to school, and I think it’s a good step to going to university. The support was amazing, I loved all of my teachers, they helped me through everything. The College is friendly and you will succeed.

Heidi Adamson Brattland, A Level student

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