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 lead 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 such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. 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 the following:

* 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, to include Maths and ideally Science

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 starting point to your Engineering career.

Mandatory Units are:
· The Engineered World
· Investigating an Engineered Product
· Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
· Mathematics for Engineering

Optional Units include:
· Computer-aided Engineering
· Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
· Engineering Design
· Machining Techniques
· Health and Safety in Engineering

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.

Unit 1 – The Engineering World and Unit 9 – Interpreting and Using Engineering Information, are both assessed by short externally set and marked exams.

All other units are assessed internally.

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

Awarding body



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

Or alternatively apply for an Engineering apprenticeship.

Additional information

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

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410002.

Duration and Times

Start date: 02/09/2020

End date: 24/06/2021

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 36

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