QualificationBTEC Level 3 – Extended Certificate
What Do I Need To Study This Course?
6 or above Mathematics.
What Will I Study?
Engineering at Level 3 prepares students with a broad experience of Engineering in industry. With a range of visits locally and one to Munich, Germany associated with the course, this provides students with opportunities beyond the classroom and prepares students for university and/or apprenticeships. Students will study a range of disciplines, these include; Engineering Principles, Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team, Engineering Product Design and Manufacture and Computer Aided Design in Engineering.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Course is equivalent in size to one A Level.
Four units in total, two of which are externally assessed
External assessment (67% of L3 BTEC)
Students will complete the following mandatory units alongside one optional unit:
- Engineering Principles (2 hour examination – externally assessed)
- Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (4 controlled assessment – internally assessed)
- Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (8 hour externally assessed design and make activity)
- Computer Aided Design in Engineering (4 controlled assessment – internally assessed)
L3 BTEC National Engineering can lead to the following possible progression pathways;
- Higher Apprenticeships
- Full Time Employment
Suggested Reading List
8 books all engineering students should read;
- Structures – or Why Things Don’t Fall Down by J.E. Gordon
- The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
- Sustainable Materials – With Both Eyes Open by Julian Allwood and Jonathan Cullen
- The Gecko’s Foot: How Scientists are Taking a Leaf from Nature’s Book by Peter Forbes
- Engineer to Win by Caroll Smith
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life by Chris Hadfield
- Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design by Henry Petroski
- How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams