(Equivalent to 1 A Level)

Engineering is a rapidly growing and exciting professional field. This course will allow you to experience a broad range of industry related topics, giving you the skills and knowledge to make an informed career choice. Engineers are employed in every corner of industry, including energy generation, defence, and the development of computer systems and software.

This course covers a wide range of engineering concepts, including mechanics, electrical & electronic principles, scientific theory and essential mathematical tools.  You will develop your practical skills and the ability to use a variety of apparatus, whilst deepening your investigative skills by constructing, measuring and testing engineering systems. Communication, presentation and written expression skills will be developed through the production of reports, and you will be required to undertake risk assessments to develop an appreciation of the hazards and risks associated with an engineering workplace.

What skills will I develop?

You will apply engineering and mathematical principles to solve electrical, electronic and mechanical based problems. 

You will develop practical skills through the use of a broad range of electrical apparatus and the construction, measurement, testing and simulation of circuits.

You will develop skills in communication, presentation and written expression through the production of reports.

You will develop the skills required for producing engineering drawings to meet international standards and conventions. 

What topics will I learn?

BTEC Extended Certificate

  • Unit 1: Engineering principals
  • Unit 2: Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team
  • Unit 3: Engineering product design and manufacture
  • Unit 19: Electronic devices and circuits

Where does the course lead?

This course is ideal preparation if you’re considering pursuing engineering in higher education or as a career.

Please note: this course is due to be updated for 2018 entry. Outlined above is the current specification. This is likely to change for the new qualification. Check back frequently for updated information.

Exam Board


Head of Department

Rob Harris

Entry Requirements

Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent) including at least grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 4 in Science.

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 33%, Examination = 67%