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Engineering BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at Congleton High School

Course description

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering is designed for learners who are interested in a career in the engineering sector and want to progress to further study in the sector. You will take a practical, applied engineering course, which gives you an introduction to the sector.

This qualification has a focus on a broad range of engineering specialist areas. You will study engineering principles and mathematics; health and safety; team work and interpreting and creating computer aided engineering; drawings; design and manufacture of products.

Throughout this course you will learn about the different legislations and regulations which are important to several working environments. You will be able to identify risks and put in place control measures to keep the work ing environment safe. You will be able to select and develop a range of traditional and modern engineering skills in the workshop. You will then be able to select and justify which manufacturing methods have been used to manufacture a range of products. You will learn how to communicate traditional and CAD drawings to BS standards.

Course content

There are 4 units:-

Unit 1: Engineering Principles – 120GLH – Mandatory – Externally assessed by a 2 hour written exam.

Unit 2 - Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team – 60GLH – Mandatory – Internally assessed

Unit 3 - Engineering Product Design and Manufacture – 120GLH – Mandatory synoptic – Externally assessed.
- A task is completed under supervised conditions.
- Prior to the supervised assessment, you will be provided with a case study in order to carry out research in approximately 3 hours.

Unit 10 - Computer Aided Design in Engineering – 60GLH – Optional – Internally assessed

Entry requirements

It would not be necessary, but is obviously beneficial, for students to have some previous experience in Engineering to Merit level, or any Technology related course at B grade.

A minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C or above including B in Mathematics is essential and a C in Science is also preferable.

Assessment

This qualification has a focus on a broad range of engineering specialist areas. You will study engineering principles and mathematics; health and safety; team work and interpreting and creating computer aided engineering; drawings; design and manufacture of products.

Future opportunities

You can progress from this qualification to courses in Higher Education, as it meets admission requirements to many relevant courses in a variety of areas of the engineering sector, for example: BEng (Hons) in Engineering BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering BSc (Hons) in Computer Science BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. Alternatively, you might progress to job opportunities in the engineering sector or to an Apprenticeship.

This course can be taken in conjunction with other vocational or academic courses at Congleton High School Sixth Form or The Congleton College, such as English, Business, Art, ICT, Product Design. Combining it with Physics and Mathematics would allow you to progress to higher education to study engineering or other STEM-related programmes.

You can progress from this qualification to courses in Higher Education, as it meets admission requirements to many relevant courses in a variety of areas of the engineering sector, for example: BEng (Hons) in Engineering BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering BSc (Hons) in Computer Science BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. Alternatively, you might progress to job opportunities in the engineering sector or to an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Congleton High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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