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?
Our engineering courses are interesting, challenging and have very high pass rates. We offer the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering over 2 years. The courses are both, classroom as well as workshop based. Our courses will give you the experience and recognised qualifications to pursue one of these career routes.
Our engineering block classrooms are modern, bright and airy with new smart boards being fitted presently. Our workshops are well equipped with all the hand tools and machine tools you need to get a head start in your engineering career. You will be coached by a friendly and helpful technician.
The subjects we offer are tailored to give you the knowledge you need for employment. CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) are just two of the key subjects taught by experienced and highly qualified helpful staff.
In addition we run a “Young Engineers Club” where you will be encouraged to further develop your engineering knowledge in e.g. Drone technologies, Solar and Wind Power, Robotics, Go-Karts, etc. It’s your choice! The club has weekly meetings in our workshops where you can research, design, manufacture and finally test your product.
You must have 5 GCSEs including:
- Grade 6 in GCSE Maths
- Grade 5 in GCSE English Language
- Grade 5 in Science (double award)
- Grade 5 in one other GSCE preferably a science related subject
We also consider a Level 2 vocational qualification in Science or Engineering at Merit level (along with GCSE Maths at Grade 6).
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 are also welcome to contact us to discuss your grades. We also have open days during the year when we would be pleased to meet you and show you our centre.
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; Engineering Materials; Business Operations; Applications of Mechanical Systems; Health and Safety in Engineering; Fluid Mechanics; Engineering Drawing for Technicians, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Engineering Project.
We arrange work placements for every student with many reputable companies around greater London. There are often industry projects to take part in and in the past our students have been coached by engineers how to design railway stations, airports and shopping centres.
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, civil, automobiles, design and electronics.
Our students are enrolled in e.g. Brunel University, Greenwich University, Lancaster University, Leicester University, Leeds University, University of East London, Coventry University, Hertfordshire University, Kingston University and other very good institutions around the British Isles. Other students have moved on to apprenticeships with e.g. Skanska, Conisbee and Siemens.
All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.