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Engineering - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at West Thames College

Course description

This course is based in our new engineering workshops at the West Thames College Skills + Logisitics Centre in Feltham, where you will learn about the engineering world, investigating an engineering project, computer-aided engineering, interpreting and using engineering information, mathematics for engineering, and electrical and mechanical science for engineering. You will work on design projects with local industry and go on visits to see engineering at work. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSES at A*-C and provides a good basis to go on to further qualifications.

Course content

You will study:

  • The Engineering World
  • Investigating an Engineering Product
  • Computer-aided Engineering
  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Mathematics for Engineering
  • Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering

Industrial visits will give you a chance to see the types of work engineers do, so that you can think about what type of engineering career you might be interested in.

Entry requirements

At least 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above including maths at grade C or above or a merit or distinction in a relevant subject at Level 1 with functional skills in English and maths. You will have an interview.

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email


Assessment will be based on your portfolio and online tests.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18 years.

Future opportunities

You can progress to the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Engineering, or start work or an apprenticeship.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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: 02 August 2017
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    • As part of West Thames College London, the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre in Feltham is a smaller campus with a friendly atmosphere, offering a range of trade courses in West London.

      Around 650 students study at the Skills Centre to gain the practical skills needed for a career in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Engineering, Catering or Construction trades (Plumbing, Brickwork, Painting & Decorating, Electrical Installation and Carpentry).

      We have excellent links with employers too, so there are lots of job and apprenticeship opportunities.

      The Centre has its own Common Room, Careers Advisors, Library, Cafeteria, IT Suite and Outdoor Leisure Activities. Students at Feltham also have full access to the Isleworth campus.

      Courses at the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre are very popular and, as places are limited, you are advised to apply early.