BTEC Extended First Certificate in EngineeringVocational • Level 2
About the course
The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying a BTEC in Engineering will aid progression to further study and prepare students to enter the work place or gain an apprenticeship. This course will inspire and encourage students to become familiar with different areas of electrical/electronic engineering and to gain the skills required to become the engineers of the future. There is the opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas of study: Working Practices in Engineering, Marking Out, Welding Processes, Engineering Design, Engineering Materials and Investigating an Engineering Product. Students will have the opportunity to work in a newly-extended engineering facility with state-of-the-art facilities including up-to-date technology, tools and machinery. This course ensures high quality and rigorous standards; it encompasses the needs of educators, employers and the external environment, along with excellent standards of teaching and engineering facilities. The tutors who deliver this course have many years of teaching experience alongside specific industry experience. Together, these skills ensure that the students have a fulfilling journey through their course of study. Links to various local industries within the town have been formed to enable the students to take responsibility for their own learning and achievement, taking account of the industry standards for behaviour and performance.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
A minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 5 or above preferably with a grade 5 in Mathematics OR a relevant Level 1 Diploma and a GCSE grade 5 in Mathematics.
Assessment is via two externally assessed units which are exam based. The remainder of the qualification is made up of assignment work which goes to building individual portfolios.
Extra curricular activities
Students will be given the opportunity to attend a variety of industry trips and specialist visits, such as the Jaguar/Land Rover factory in Liverpool to see how manufacturing is carried out. Also, we will visit the museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The department also welcomes guest speakers into tutorial sessions. Students will also take part in plenty of enrichment activities, such as football, basketball, mini golf and end of year trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.