Engineering

BTEC First Extended Certificate Level 2

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

Dates
Academic Year 2021-22 (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 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.


The teaching and support was absolutely brilliant, they couldn’t have done anything more or anything better, if I had any questions my lecturers would always stay behind to help me if I needed it and their emails were always open, it was second to none. This college is the best by far.

Amber Searle, BTEC student

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

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student