Engineering - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
About the course
Are you interested in an exciting career in Engineering? Would you like to go into product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer? Do you want to go on to university level study or enter employment at technician level?
This course will give you the experience and recognised qualifications to pursue one of these career routes.
You must have GCSEs in Maths and Science at Grade B or above, GCSE English at Grade C or above, and three other GCSEs at Grade C.
We also consider a Level 2 vocational qualification in Science or Engineering at Merit level (along with GCSE Maths at Grade B).
You must also have a good reference and complete an interview and assessment into your aptitude and interest in the subject.
International students must have achieved Level 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical topics across a broad range of subjects.
The modules include: Mechanical Principles and Applications; Electrical and Electronic Principles; Mathematics for Engineering Technicians; Engineering Design; Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials; Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering; Health and Safety in Engineering; Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics; Engineering Drawing for Technicians.
The course is assessed through a combination of coursework activities, theoretical and practical assignments, assessment tests, and case studies. All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
The course is the equivalent of three A Levels, and successful completion can qualify you for a full degree or Higher National Diploma in a related field. There are career opportunities in Engineering in almost every industrial sector, including aerospace, automobiles, design and electronics.
I am really enjoying my course and am passionate about pursuing a career in engineering
Studying: Extended Diploma in Engineering
During her course, Thijaya-Laxmi Sumoreeah gained work experience at global satellite communication company, Inmarsat.
Thijaya-Laxmi is studying an Extended Diploma in Engineering and plans to study Aerospace Engineering at University, said: “The work placement has been amazing as it is directly linked to my course and what I want to go on and do. Having this experience gives me a head start and will look really good on my CV and on my applications.
“I am really enjoying my course and am passionate about pursuing a career in engineering.”
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