16-18 Year Olds


The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering is a nationally recognised work-related qualification, which encompasses mechanical and electrical elements designed to give you a good start on your journey to a career in engineering.

The course is based around examined units and assignment led units that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will introduce you to and prepare you for the world of work.
The course provides a good basis to progress onto a level 3 qualification like the Level 3 Engineering or Aeronautical. Alternatively, it can used to assist you in gaining an apprenticeship in your desired discipline.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

* 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, to include Maths and ideally Science
* A level 1 qualification in Engineering and a Functional Skill Maths Level 1

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


Various units form the main programme helping to give you a holistic view and understanding of the Engineering world.

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 3 or above.


During the course you will carry out a number of assignments and external examinations set by the awarding body.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work respectively.

Awarding body

Pearson Edexcel


On successful achievement of this course you may wish to apply to study a Level 3 qualification such as the National Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available should you require this and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

You will need to provide a pair of overalls and safety shoes/boots for workshop sessions.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 05/09/2022

End date: 23/06/2023

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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