Engineering Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - City of Wolverhampton College

Engineering Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate Study Mode: Full Time   |    Course Level: 2

If you want a career in engineering this course will give you an indepth knowledge of the industry and enable you to learn skills in a work-related environment. 

The BTEC Level 2 pre-apprenticeship programme will develop your understanding of the theory behind engineering principles, engineering technology and technical information and you will learn through a combination of practical and classroom-based sessions. 

Completion of the course will enable you to get an entry-level job in the industry as a metal fabricator or welder, pursue an engineering apprenticeship or progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. 

This is a one year full-time course and, as part of the qualification, you will be required to undertake 30 hours work experience.

To access this course you are required to have: 

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade 4 or above including maths and English, and preferably science  

As part of the admissions process you will be required to attend an interview with an admissions tutor and complete an online assessment based on engineering principles. 

During the course you will study the following mandatory units: 

  • The engineered world  
  • Investigating an engineered product  
  • Interpreting and using engineering information  
  • Mathematics for engineering  

You will also have the choice of a range of optional units including: 

  • Machining techniques 
  • Welding 
  • Computer-aided engineering 
  • Operating an efficient workplace 
  • Electrical and electronic principles 
  • Welding technology 
  • Secondary machining techniques 
  • Engineering materials 

You will also study for GCSE English and maths if you do not already have the required level of qualification.  

By studying this course you will:

  • Gain further knowledge and understanding of basic metal working techniques
  • Develop your skills in metal fabrication and joining techniques
  • Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • Develop your English and maths skills based around engineering principles

The qualification is achieved through a series of criterion-based project assignments or external exams, which allow you to develop the knowledge and skills required by industry and prepare you for Level 3 qualifications.  

You will work towards achieving an overall grade for the qualification - pass/merit/distinction - along with individual grades for each unit taken. 

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Get an entry-level job in the industry such as a sheet metal fabricator or welder
  • Progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Gain an engineering apprenticeship
Engineering Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate
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