This course will provide you with a broad understanding of mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering that will prepare you to study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or for employment as an engineering apprentice.
If successful on the course you will be awarded the BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
You will need at least two GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or above, one of which should include maths and science. (Or a relevant Level 1 qualification). Learners should also have an interest in engineering and technology.
The Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate has mandatory and optional specialist units. Two units, The Engineering World and Interpreting and using Engineering Information are assessed externally. All other units are assessed internally by controlled time tests and course work. Learners who do not achieve at Level 2 may achieve a grade of Level 1 Pass.
You will complete a range of projects, assignments, presentations and practical activities. These will be assessed as you go through the course so that you know your progress.
Aims of the course
This course aims to provide opportunities for you to develop some of the skills, knowledge and understanding which you will need for the first steps towards a career in engineering.
If you have an interest in technology and would like to acquire a greater understanding of Engineering then this course would provide a good starting point.
When taken as part of a balanced curriculum, there is a clear progression route to a Level 3 course, higher education, or an advanced apprenticeship or employment.
You will be involved in classroom-based learning, completing projects, and learning using specialist equipment in our workshops, using computer software (including simulation) and practical sessions. As part of your course, you will visit engineering companies to find out more about real-life engineering in a range of settings. There may also be opportunities to develop your employability skills through a range of activities and projects.
The course also provides an excellent basis for entry into a wide range of jobs in the Engineering sector. Typical employment opportunities may include working as a technician, a mechanical, maintenance or manufacturing engineer or a technical sales representative.