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Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at North Liverpool Academy

Course description

The engineering sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. These BTEC qualifications in Engineering have been designed to give new entrants to the engineering sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern mechanical engineering industries.

The qualification have also been designed so that learners can progress into Higher Education, for example to BTEC Higher Nationals and undergraduate engineering degree qualifications.


Course content

Unit 1 Engineering Principles (120GLH) externally assessed examination which 2 hours.

The examination will require students to explore and relate to engineering context sand data which will be presented. The exam will contain short and long answer problem solving questions with a focus on mathematical techniques, electrical, electronic and mechanical principles to solve engineering problems.

Unit 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes safely as a team (60GLH) internally assed and externally moderated.

Unit 3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (120 GLH). This also includes a controlled Assessment element in the form of a Case Study which is set and externally assessed by Pearson’s on behalf of EDXCEL.

One further Optional Unit:

Unit 10 Computer Aided Design In Engineering (60GLH) internally assed and externally moderated.


Entry requirements

  • Minimum requirements GCSE Mathematics B, English Language C, Science C
  • Technology based BTEC at Level 2 at MERIT or above. (Ideally Level 2 Engineering, or Vehicle Technology)
  • GCSE Product Design at ‘C’ Grade or above



The assessment is a combination of one two hour external examination, a series of coursework internally assessed projects and an externally set and and assessed Controlled assessment. Grades will be assessed at PASS, MERIT and DISTINCTION. All elements will have to be successfully passed to complete the qualification.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. These learners may wish to extend their programme through the study of a general qualifications such as GCE AS Levels, additional specialist learning (for example through another BTEC qualification.) These learning programmes can be developed to allow learners to study related and complementary qualifications without duplication of content.

Future Careers in Engineering include Electrical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Design Engineer, Construction Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Application Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Biological Engineer.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Liverpool Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years