Full Time

Subject Area

Electrical and Engineering

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

1 year


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds



Course Level


Home / Course / Engineering Extended Certificate Level 2

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are interested in a career in engineering within the manufacturing industries or who would like to progress to a Level 3 Diploma, Extended Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in Engineering.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You’’ll need at least two GCSEs at Grade C or above including Mathematics.


If you do not have a Grade C GCSE in English you will have to complete either functional skills or a GCSE whichever is deemed appropriate once you have been assessed.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course has two core units topics:

  • The Engineered World
  • Investigating an Engineered Product

As well as two mandatory units:

  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Mathematics for Engineering

Other specialist units include:

  • Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Electrical and Mechanical Science
  • Health and Safety in Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Computer Numerical Control Programming


How you will learn

This course is taught with a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work when applicable.

Where could this course take you?

After completing this course you could progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma, Extended diploma or Advanced Diploma in Engineering which can lead to higher education.

You could also use the course as ‘off the job’ training and apply for Apprenticeships in Engineering or as preparation for Engineering in the Armed Forces.