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Engineering BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at St George's Church of England Foundation School (Broadstairs)

Course description

The Engineering sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. This BTEC qualification in Engineering has been designed to give students the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern mechanical engineering industries.


Many of the Units have strong links to the knowledge and evidence requirements of the National Occupational Standards and relevant NVQs at Level 3 and will provide learners with opportunities for progression within and into employment. The qualifications 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

This is a 2 year course, which will provide you with the level of knowledge and understanding to enter into the Engineering Industry on completion of the course.


All units are delivered with a view to enhance your skills in application, analysis and evaluation. You will complete 4 Units, which relate to the engineering sector. These include:


  • Engineering Principles: Mathematics (written exam marked externally by Pearson)

  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (assignments set and marked internally)

  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (Research & Case Study Task marked externally by Pearson)

  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering (assignments set and marked internally )

Entry requirements

The equivalent of three 4-9 grades at GCSE and a 5 in Maths.


Over 2 years, 4 Units are studied and assessed through assignments, controlled tasks and written examinations. Each assignment will take a Vocational scenario and you will evidence your work in the form of presentations, technical drawing portfolio, witness/observational statements and written technical reports.

Future opportunities


This is an exciting course that opens up opportunities in later life for access to University, Apprenticeships and Employment.







Product Design/3D Design

Engineering (Civil/Structural)


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: 06 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs J Wreford
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01843 861696