Level 3



2 years


Rush Green Campus


Sep 2023


Adult 19+



The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Engineering is a full-time, two-year ‘general’ engineering course that aims to give you the foundational skills and knowledge required for a range of engineering disciplines to prepare you for a career in an engineering discipline of your choice.

Following on from the units you'll have taken during the Subsidiary year, you'll study:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design & Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial & Quality Principles in Engineering
  • Computer-Aided Design in Engineering
  • Electronic Devices & Circuits
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials

The course is assessed through a mixture of exams (written paper & set task), practical assessments, and assignments.

To study on this course you'll need to have five GCSEs at grades 4 – 9, including English Language (5), Mathematics (5), and Science

If you're looking to continue your studies after this course, Higher Education/University Level 3/Level 4 Apprenticeship

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Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following course
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

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