Engineering, BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate
BTEC Extended Certificate
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 learning 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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Students 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.
- 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.
- Understanding drawing to explore and communicate ideas using 2D techniques such as orthographic, isometric etc.
- 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.
8 x Units with written assignments.
2 x Units: One written exam on Interpreting Engineering Information, One on-line exam on The Engineering World.
£35 for core textbook .
£20 for materials and resources.
There are lots of people at the college, each studying a diverse range of courses, people from all different areas come to study here, it creates a sense of community, there is a huge social aspect to college life across all courses.Lee Backhouse, BTEC 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
My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.Lottie Warren, A Level student