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Construction and Engineering

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...

    Entry Requirements

    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.

    Assessment Method

    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.

    Progression Opportunities

    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.

    Career Options

    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.

Course Details

Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ £994 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

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Saffron Waller

Saffron Waller

"Everyone is really lovely and really encouraging. I’ve got good teachers – they’re nice people and they don’t talk down to students."

Dan Sherwood

"I’ve learnt that the best thing you can do is get your head down, work hard and put in the hours – it’s worth it."

Omobolaji Raimi

Omobolaji Raimi

"It was not easy to get a job in the engineering industry, so I continued with some short courses and agency work to get more experience. This really helped me to stand out in interviews and enabled me to secure a permanent role."

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

"Passion, discipline and dedication are the watchwords of being successful – not only in this industry but also in being a better human."

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