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Engineering BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at NewVIc

Course description

You will learn about the fundamentals of science, Mathematics, materials and processes involved in today’s technology-based industries. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for employment and further education in the Engineering industries.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • Applied Science and Mathematics
  • industry working practices
  • Engineering processes and techniques
  • mechanical and electronic fundamentals
  • Engineering communication
  • health and safety in the Engineering workplace

On the course you will:

  • develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Engineering
  • acquire practical skills in technical drawing, use of workshop equipment and circuit building
  • analyse Engineering systems

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including a 9-4 grade in Mathematics and an A*-D grade in one other relevant subject, plus a good school reference and an interest in engineering and technology


You will be assessed by an externally assessed exam and internally assessed coursework.

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built environment, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering (see page 95 and 97), before applying to university or going into employment. You will be prepared to enter technologyrelated employment in the mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering industry.

Further information

Students on a Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.