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BTEC Extended Diploma, Level 3

Engineering

This 2-year course will establish and impart all of the fundamental engineering skills that underpin workplace expectations in year 1, before then splitting into distinct mechanical or electrical pathway specialisms in year 2.

The course is particularly suitable for you if:

  • You wish to become an Engineer (E.g. a mechanical engineer, design engineer or maintenance engineer).
  • You are thinking about Engineering as a career and would like to progress onto Higher Education.
  • You are looking to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering.

This qualification will be achieved once you have successfully completed seven units of which two are mandatory.

Mandatory core units:

  • Further engineering science
  • Advanced engineering project

Optional units which may include:

  • Electrical and electronics principles
  • Mechanical engineering principles
  • Engineering organisational efficiency and improvement
  • Further engineering mathematics
  • Computer aided design (CAD) techniques
  • Computer numerical control (CNC) programming/machining
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Digital electronics
  • Electrical testing and commissioning
  • Maintenance engineering principles
  • Advanced turning
  • Workplace improvement
  • Thermodynamic
  • Pneumatics

Optional units are chosen after taking into consideration the units complete in year 1.

In addition, you will be expected to successfully complete a one-week work placement.

Many of our students progress onto the Higher National Certificate/Diploma in General Engineering at Selby College, on to a university degree programme, or enter the workplace with direct employment or as a Higher Apprentice. We will guide and develop you throughout the course to prepare you for this transition to either the workplace or higher education and our outstanding connections with all significant local engineering employers will afford you the very best opportunities to secure an apprenticeship.

The course is particularly suitable for you if:

You wish to become an Engineer (E.g. a mechanical engineer or maintenance engineer).

You are thinking about Engineering as a career but would like some experience of the job role first, or wish to learn new skills.

You must have either successfully completed a level 2 qualification within Engineering or have 5 grade 4s or higher, which must include maths and English. Transfers to this course from other subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.


87.5% internal coursework, 12.5% external assessment (coursework and examinations)

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