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 in both science laboratories and the Technology workshop. Learners will have the opportunity to develop both practical and theory elements of Engineering as well as using CAD/CAM within the structure.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum grade 6 in Science and Maths. Level 2 BTEC Engineering or GCSE Engineering with a merit or above, or grade 4 or above. Design technology qualifications will be considered and a portfolio may be required.

Course Guide
Course Outline

Units include:

  • Units include:
  • Engineering principles
  • Safety in engineering
  • Product design and manufacture
  • Commercial and quality engineering
  • A special project
  • Product design and manufacture

This will mainly be made up of internally marked coursework units.

Most of the assessment for this course is through coursework which is assessed with the classroom specialist.

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 College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury 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 after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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