BTEC First Extended Certificate Level 2

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.

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

Alton Campus
Academic Year 2020-21 (1 years)
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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 maintenance of bicycles.
  • 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.

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