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Engineering BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 at Croydon College

Course description

This course is designed for those who have an interest in engineering, with a desire to have a career within this sector. We will provide you with the practical experience and the technical knowledge to work in the engineering industry and you will develop the skills that you will have learnt on a Level 1 course. This programme is delivered through a combination of theory lessons and practical work in our contemporary engineering workshop.

Throughout the course you will study a wide range of subjects, including engineering marking out, interpreting and using engineering information, using CAD, casting and moulding, and health and safety practices. 

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.

Course content

Specialist Facilities:

This programme is delivered by our fully qualified and professional staff. You will benefit from working with CAD/CAM machinery, a PLC suite, Instrumentation & Control software and hardware, Rapid Prototyper (3D Printer), as well as industry standard workshops with modern technology.

You will have the opportunity to design and manufacture an engineered project component. This will be achieved by using computer aided design and the engineering milling and lathe machine tools.

Employer Links:

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers such as Gatwick Airport attend our popular employability events and you can discuss Apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office. 

Entry requirements

Completion of this course can lead to progression to our Level 3 engineering programme.

Alternatively, you can enter employment as an apprentice within the engineering industry. Future careers can include aerospace engineering, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and aircraft maintenance.


You will be assessed over nine units, each with four written assignments. There will also be an additional three or four exams.

Future opportunities

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D-G, one being English or maths, or a Level 1 related qualification.

English and maths assessed at Entry Level 3 or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Croydon College directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2016
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    • We are:

      • a 2-minute walk from East Croydon rail station;
      • a 10-minute walk from West Croydon rail station and bus terminus;
      • accessible via over 25 bus routes and 3 tram routes
      • accessible by bicycle via the many cycle routes which also lead into Croydon centre.
      • 19 minutes from Gatwick Airport