Choosing to study BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering is a great decision to make for lots of reasons. More and more employers are looking for well-qualified people to work within the fields of technology and engineering. The course offers a varied approach to your studies including assignments, practical tasks and written tests. This balanced approach will allow you to showcase to future employers how you can apply your learning to practical everyday workplace challenges and it will also sharpen your skills for further study, making you highly employable.
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate course is a single award, equivalent to one A-Level. This course will give you the flexibility and freedom to study other BTEC courses or A-Levels.
You must complete a range of mandatory and optional units. These could include the following: engineering principles, delivery of engineering processes safely as a team, engineering product design and manufacture and electronic devices and circuits.
This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to study engineering which then forms the foundation for work within the engineering sectors. The sectors are wide ranging, including, for example, engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing and automotive engineering.
Successful students could also progress to study a variety of courses at university, which may include a similar range of engineering disciplines.
Assessment will be in the form of assignments, practical tasks and externally assessed written exams.