Engineering BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

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Getting Ahead

Engineering BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Alton Campus

Are you studying Engineering BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Alton Campus in September? If so, you’re in the right place!

We have put together the following ‘Getting Ahead’ work to help you prep for your course over the summer.

We can’t wait for you to start at College with us soon!

two students in overalls in college workshop

The use of alternative power sources within motor vehicles is the future whether we like it or not, as petrol and diesel will be phased out in the next 20 years.

Use the internet to research the following task.

  • Get a picture of any car (One that you like – it does not have to be of that power source)
  • Decide which alternative power source it will be using (Hydrogen, Electric, Nitrogen, Biofuel, etc)
  • Explain how this alternative power source will be used to power your vehicle
  • Explain why this alternative power source is more beneficial
  • Explain what other “environmentally friendly” gadgets could be used on your vehicle to make it a sustainable mode of transport (these can be real or from your imagination)

For example:

barney and fred in their flintstones car

Which power source?
Foot power

How does it work?
You move your feet along the ground and make the vehicle go forward

No harmful emissions, open plan for weight saving, simple to make therefore low price, freewheel device for downhill

Environmental gadgets
Low rolling resistance wheels, made from sustainable materials, materials can be recycled after use

Malcolm Buchanan

Having spent 26 years in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers in the British Army as a Vehicle Mechanic, I gained an HNC in Engineering.

My last posting was in Bordon where I was teaching Engineering and gained a Diploma in Education.

When I left the Army in 2011, I started a teaching job for Babcock, teaching the Army Engineering in Bordon.

When the Army moved out in 2015 I started teaching at Alton College (now HSDC Alton) in the Engineering Department.

I currently teach Level 2 and Level 3 Engineering and I am the course leader for Level 2.

*This is a representation of your learning space and may not be the exact room you will be using

College is definitely worth all the effort you put in, you get to meet lots of different people and it’s amazing.

Ebony Puttock, 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

My experience at the college has been decent, I’ve met lots of people, its been great to be honest, I’ve really enjoyed it.

Oliver Smith, A Level student