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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Availability & Details
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.
Future Career Opportunities
I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.Lauren Piper, A Level 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
The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student