Course Overview

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering will be made up of 360 guided learning hours and is equivalent to 1 A Level. It comprises mandatory units and optional units. The course will be delivered entirely at Cadbury. Learners will have the opportunity to develop both practical and theory elements of Engineering.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English, two grade 5s in Science and grade 6 in Maths.

Course Outline

Units include:

  • Engineering principles
  • Safety in engineering
  • Product design and manufacture
  • Commercial and quality engineering
  • Electrical engineering



  • One mandatory examination at the end of year 1 and year 2: Unit 3 design
  • All other components will be internally assessed


Exam Board

Engineering student in laboratory

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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