Level 2, BTEC Extended Certificate

Duration: One Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

Seevic -engineeringAre you good at solving problems and considering a career in Engineering?

This practical course will see develop both hands-on skills and academic knowledge of Engineering.

You will study subjects such as health and safety, mathematics, materials as well as build practical skills like machining techniques, fabrication and welding.

Additional extracurricular Engineering activities will also give you the chance to show off your creativity.


There are two core and two mandatory units, as well as an additional four units which make up the hours for the course.

The core units are:

  • Unit 1 - The engineered world
  • Unit 2 - Investigating an engineered product      

The mandatory units are:

  • Unit 9 - Interpreting and using engineering information
  • Unit 10 - Mathematics for Engineering      

The additional units may include*:

  • Unit 3 -Health and safety in Engineering                              
  • Unit 5 - Engineering Materials                  
  • Unit 7 - Machining techniques   
  • Unit 12 - Engineering design                                                         
  • Unit 17 - Welding                

*Please note these may be subject to change.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work; you’ll learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. 

The majority of work will be assessed through coursework, which is set and marked by your tutor. There are two units which are marked externally (Units 1 & 9). Marks accumulated over the year will be added together, giving you an overall grade upon completion. 

What Could I Do Next?

  • Former students have successfully progressed to the Level 3 course and completed with good grades. Some are currently at university studying Engineering.
  • Many former students have accessed Apprenticeships. Some return once a year with their employer to talk to current students about their experiences as Apprentices.
  • Many former students are now working in a range of different Engineering environments, including a heavy metal fabrication environment, HGV mechanical engineering and Construction.

General Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English Language or Maths. At least one GCSE needs to be at grade C/4 or above.

Additional Costs

You will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during practical sessions. You may be able to borrow appropriate PPE from us for lessons, subject to availability, and we can supply you with your own overalls and boots for approximately £45.

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