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Engineering BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at St Joseph's College

Course description

The Level 3 extended diploma is designed for students wishing to progress into an engineering apprenticeship or to a university higher education course in engineering.

The course covers all areas of engineering including mechanical, electrical, production, business and electronics.

Course content

The course consist of 15 separate units, 7 of which are compulsory. Of the 7 compulsory units, 3 are externally tested through a combination of external examinations and specific set tasks which are time constrained.

All externally assessed units must be passed. All 15 units must be attempted and must achieve the minimum grade of pass.

Entry requirements

  • 4+ in four GCSE subjects including science
  • 4+ in GCSE English and Maths
  • 4+ in a GCSE subject related to engineering (e.g. ICT / DT)


Examined, externally marked units (2 hours each and only two attempts allowed by the examination board).

Coursework units marked by teachers and then checked by the exam board.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September