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Engineering (Technology) Extended Certificate level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

With an emphasis on the application and use of computer technology in the engineering sector. The course is aimed at learners wishing to enter the field of electronics and computer systems technology and will provide the basic knowledge and skills required to pursue jobs in the role of electronics and support technician or similar roles in the technology industry. 

Course content

Learners will study 10 units covering a range of vocational subjects related to the field of electronic engineering, including the engineered world, investigating an engineered product, interpreting and using engineering information, mathematics for engineering, health and safety, engineering materials, Computer aided engineering, electronic circuit design and construction, electrical and mechanical science for engineering, computer numerical control programming and extra workshops in PC hardware and software. You will also complete Functional Skills in English and maths or GCSE as appropriate.

Entry requirements

You will require one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in English, maths, science and one other subject at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications


You will complete a range of written and practical assignments together with and externally set exams on two of the units studied.

Financial information

Material fees £150

You will be expected to supply and wear personal protective equipment (workshop uniform) when carrying out practical activities in the workshops which should consist of black work boots, plain navy work wear combat trousers, a navy polo shirt and a navy sweatshirt for colder days.  There should be no deviation from the colour scheme and the kit would be expected to cost between £45 and £50.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity for progression to study the BTEC level 3 extended diploma in Electronics/Electrical Engineering programme or another related level 3 course. Alternatively you may wish to seek an advanced apprenticeship or employment as an engineering technician or trainee engineer job role.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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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: 12 January 2018
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