ENGINEERING EXTENDED CERTIFICATE
What does this qualification cover?
- 4 units in total
- 2 units are 60 guided learning hours, and 2 units are 120 guided learning hours (these 3 units are externally examined units)
- The units are a blend of different engineering specialisms to ensure all students have a wide choice available for them at the end of the course. Such units include Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team, Engineering Principles, Engineering Product Design and Computer Programming
- 360 Guided Learning Hours – which is the equivalent to one A Level
- A mixture of theory and practical units that have been developed with our employers and universities in mind
This course is taken alongside two traditional A Levels.
The BTEC in Engineering is an excellent steppingstone into higher education at university of can lead into an apprenticeship.
The course follows the Pearson Nationals Qualification. More information can be found at BTEC Nationals | Engineering (2016) | Pearson qualifications
It develops transferable skills that are widely recognised and applicable to the world of work including:
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Practical Capabilities
- Evaluative Strategies
Links to workplace
- By choosing to study Engineering you will gain access to a wide range of potential occupations
- Links with employers and work experience will be an integral part of the course and will develop skills to enhance career opportunities
- Employer mentoring schemes will also be available to help prepare students for chosen pathways post A Level study