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Engineering BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Highbury College

Course description

This programme is ideal for students who wish to enhance their employability and enable students to experience and gain knowledge of both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. It also facilitates progression to HNC or University courses.

Those wishing to continue onto the Extended Diploma will attend for a further year on a full-time basis.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma requires successful completion of eight units including:

  • communications for technicians
  • further electrical principles
  • electronic measurement & test
  • welding technology
  • electronic fault-finding
  • three-phase motors and drives
  • principles & operation of three-phase systems
  • engineering primary forming processes
  • engineering project.

After successful completion of the first year, you may wish to sign up for an Extended Diploma which requires successful completion of a further eight units.

As part of your programme you will also complete functional skills in English, Maths and ICT at the correct level for your programme.

You may also complete the wider key skills: working with others and improving own learning & performance.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, Science (preferably grade B) and English (typically), or an intermediate GNVQ qualification in Engineering or an Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate (e.g. First Certificate).



The programme is assessed by a range of methods, including projects, presentations, case studies, in-class assignments and coursework. There will also be external tests in some of the subjects you will study.

Future opportunities

You could gain employment (typically as a Modern Apprentice) or progress onto an Edexcel BTEC (Higher National Certificate) Diploma or degree.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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