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BTEC Level 3 Foundation/Extended Diploma inEngineering

Please Note: This programme is provisionally full for 24/25.

The course is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and practical experience in engineering and allows you to gain a broad knowledge of mechanical and electrical disciplines.

The course is assessed by a combination of examinations and written assignments. The course consists of classroom based engineering theory including maths materials science and design. Practical elements include Solidworks CAD package, hand drawing, electronics and 1.5 hours per week in our engineering workshop gaining vital practical experience in machining and hand fitting techniques.

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Key Facts

Programme Costs:

The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.



Awarding Body:

Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

Course Code:

  • 24/25NFH0021

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

2 Years


  • September 2024


You will study a combination of mechanical and electrical based units.

Mandatory units include:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Business in Engineering
  • Working Safely as a Team
  • Product Design

Practical Workshop Experience

Optional Work Experience / Industrial Placement


This course offers:

  • Expert, professional teaching staff
  • High-quality training programmes
  • Opportunities for work placements, along with close working relationships with JTL and the AEMT


  • A BTEC First Certificate in Engineering at Merit grade, plus GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C/4 or above


  • Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language, Maths and a Science
  • Mature applicants with relevant industrial experience are encouraged to apply


In your first year you complete the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (1.5 A Level equivalent). You may have the option to progress to year 2 where you will work to achieve the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering.

After two years this qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, which enables you to study Engineering or a related subject at degree level. Alternative progression routes include Higher or Degree Apprenticeships or fulltime employment in the engineering industry.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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