Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate Engineering


You will learn about the fundamentals of science, Mathematics, materials and processes involved in today’s technology-based industries. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for employment and further education in the Engineering industries.

Course type

Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including two A*-D grades in Mathematics and one other relevant subject, plus a good school reference and an interest in Engineering and Technology.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • Applied Science and Mathematics
  • industry working practices
  • Engineering processes and techniques
  • mechanical and electronic fundamentals
  • Engineering communication
  • health and safety in the Engineering workplace

On the course you will:

  • develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Engineering
  • acquire practical skills in technical drawing, use of workshop equipment and circuit building
  • analyse Engineering systems

Method of assessment

You will be assessed by an externally assessed exam and internally assessed coursework.

What will I be able to progress to?

You will be able to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering, before applying to university or going into employment. You will be prepared to enter technology-related employment in the Mechanical, Electrical or Electronic Engineering industry.

Other information

Students on a Level 2 Extended Certificate will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade D or below at GCSE. Students with Grade C and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.