Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area


Start Date

September 2018

Course Length

2 years


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds



Course Level


Home / Course / Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 (NQF)

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are looking for a career in engineering or who would like to progress to studying engineering an higher education.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need either a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade 5 or above including a ‘6 in Mathematics. Or a BTEC at Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, at Merit Level with a Merit in Mathematics.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course has seven mandatory topics:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems


As well as eight optional topics such as:

  • Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing and Planning
  • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Technology
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Non-Metallic Materials
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Electronic Measurement and Testing
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Further Engineering Maths

Functional Skills/GCSE

If you do not have a grade 4/5 GCSE in English you will have to complete either functional skills or a GCSE whichever is deemed appropriate once you have been assessed.

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 successfully completing the course you’ll gain a Technical Certificate for an Advanced Apprenticeship which will help you gain employment in engineering industries.

You could also progress to Higher Education to undertake an HNC/D or Degree in a range of Engineering areas.

What costs will you incur?

Call 0191 511 6000 for course cost information.