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BTEC National Extended Diploma in Engineering at Sir Frank Whittle Studio School

Course description

This qualification is built on six mandatory units that form the fundamental knowledge and understanding of engineering principles.

 

Mandatory units are made up of content that employers within the sector consider essential for 16–19 year old

learners.

 

 

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

Unit

Mandatory Units

Assessment Method

Credit

GLH

1

Health and safety in the engineering workplace

Internal

10

60

2

Communications for engineering technicians

Internal

10

60

3

Engineering project

Internal

20

120

4

Mathematics for engineering technicians

Internal

10

60

5

Mechanical principles and applications

Internal

10

60

6

Electrical and electronic principles

Internal

10

60

You then study a further 11 optional units which could include:

8

Engineering Design

Internal

10

60

9

Commercial aspects of engineering organisations

Internal

10

60

10

Properties and applications of engineering materials

Internal

10

60

16

Engineering drawing for technicians

Internal

10

60

17

Computer aided drafting in engineering

Internal

10

60

19

Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques

Internal

10

60

20

Engineering primary forming processes

Internal

10

60

26

Applications of computer numerical control in engineering

Internal

10

60

31

Computer aided manufacturing

Internal

10

60

34

Electronic circuit design and manufacture

Internal

10

60

45

Monitoring and fault diagnosis of engineering systems

Internal

10

60

 

Course content

This qualification is built on six mandatory units that form the fundamental knowledge and understanding of engineering principles.

Mandatory units are made up of content that employers within the sector consider essential for 16–19 year old learners.

 

 

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

Unit

Mandatory Units

Assessment Method

Credit

GLH

1

Health and safety in the engineering workplace

Internal

10

60

2

Communications for engineering technicians

Internal

10

60

3

Engineering project

Internal

20

120

4

Mathematics for engineering technicians

Internal

10

60

5

Mechanical principles and applications

Internal

10

60

6

Electrical and electronic principles

Internal

10

60

Plus optional units including:

8

Engineering Design

Internal

10

60

9

Commercial aspects of engineering organisations

Internal

10

60

10

Properties and applications of engineering materials

Internal

10

60

16

Engineering drawing for technicians

Internal

10

60

17

Computer aided drafting in engineering

Internal

10

60

19

Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques

Internal

10

60

20

Engineering primary forming processes

Internal

10

60

26

Applications of computer numerical control in engineering

Internal

10

60

31

Computer aided manufacturing

Internal

10

60

34

Electronic circuit design and manufacture

Internal

10

60

45

Monitoring and fault diagnosis of engineering systems

Internal

10

60

 

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE or Equivilient grades including English Language and Maths 

Assessment

You will be assessed through a series of pratical and theory assignments.

Financial information

There are opportunities available to help towards the cost of transport on an individual basis.  Interested students or parents should contact the school for mor information

Future opportunities

The BTEC qualifications in this specification have been developed in the engineering sector to:
 
  • give education and training for employees in the engineering industries
  • give Engineering employees in the mechanical engineering sector opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocationally-specific qualification
  • give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the mechanical engineering sectoror to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Mechanical Engineering
  • give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Further information

For mor information please visit http://www.edexcel.com/quals/nationals10/eng/Pages/default.aspx 

Or contact us to speak to one of our expert staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 November 2014
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