1. Course details

Qualification name BTEC National Extended Certificate in Engineering
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course webpage
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2020
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

The BTEC uses a combination of assessment styles to give students the confidence that they can apply their knowledge and succeed in the workplace. They will also have the study skills to continue learning throughout their career.

3. Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 9-4 (Maths and English grade 4). Students must achieve a GCSE grade 6 in Design Technology and a grade 6 in Maths or Engineering. It is recommended that candidates should have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Design and Technology course or equivalent.

4. What you'll learn

Unit 1 – (34%) Engineering Principles: (2 hour external examination). Learners apply mathematical and physical science principles to solve electrical-, electronic- and mechanical-based engineering problems. Unit 2 - (16.5%) Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team: (Internally set and assessed task) Learners explore how processes are undertaken by teams to create engineered products or to deliver engineering services safely. Unit 3 – (33%) Engineering Product Design and Manufacture: (8 hour external examination sat over 2 days) Learners will explore engineering product design and manufacturing processes and will complete activities that consider function, sustainability, materials, form and other factors. Unit 10 – (16.5%)Delivery of Engineering: (Internally set and assessed task) Learners develop two-dimensional (2D) detailed drawings and three-dimensional (3D) models using a computer-aided design (CAD) system.

5. How you'll learn

Classroom based

6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

Two internal set and assessed tasks and and one 2 hour external exam and one 8 hour external exam sat over two days

8. Next steps

Possible careers in the future: BTEC can be the foundation for doing a degree, HND and can lead to employment in many different sectors including Automotive, Aviation, Manufacturing, Nuclear and Renewable Energy.

9. Venue

Name Queensmead School
Address Queens Walk
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Phone 0208 845 6266

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