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BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering at Bournville College

Course description

Modern engineering requires an increasing level of interaction between engineering disciplines that have traditionally been considered to be largely independent. Employers are consequently seeking engineers and technicians with a wide knowledge of many fields rather than a specialised knowledge in one particular area.

The Level 2 programme provides you with a broad engineering education that covers a wide range of engineering principles embracing mechanical, manufacturing and electrical/electronic engineering.

At Bournville you will experience an interactive way of learning. Practical and experimental classes offer you hands-on experience to complement your course's more theoretical modules, while innovative design-build-test projects replace the more traditional lesson & lab sessions.

Course content

The units covered are:
Unit 1 The Engineering World
Unit 2 Investigating and Engineered Product
Unit 5 Engineering Materials
Unit 6 Computer-aided Engineering
Unit 8 Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
Unit 9 Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
Unit 10 Mathematics for Engineering
Unit 11 Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering
Unit 12 Engineering Design

Entry requirements

Students will need to have a C grade or higher in maths and a D or Level 2 in English Language, as well as one of the following: A Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma in a related subject. Four GCSEs at grades D or above. Related work experience. Other related level 1 or 2 qualifications will be considered


This course is assessed through a range of internally set activities such as assignments, projects, presentations, teamwork and practical activities, as well as externally set assessments in certain units. Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible to apply for the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

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: 07 September 2016
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