BTEC L3 Ext Dip in Engineering
What is this course about?
This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development and manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and systems. Learning is achieved through the completion of projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels and allows progression to higher education, higher apprenticeships or employment.
Five GCSEs at grades A* to C (9 to 4) including English and Maths. You should have at least a grade B (6) in Maths GCSE.
How is it taught
The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. The assessments take place throughout the course although there are also some final exams at the end to pass the course. You will be able to monitor your assessments and progress at any stage.
What else do I need to know?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a technical and professional qualification which is recognised by employers for the skill it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges and universities as equivalent to three A-Levels.
What could I do next?
From the Level 3 BTEC you could progress to university to study for a degree in an Engineering-related subject such as mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering. This could include studying for HNC and HND in Engineering with Stoke on Trent College. Or you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering, leading potentially to a Higher Apprenticeship. Both routes will lead to profession roles within the Engineering sector.