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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Course Code: L3BDEN Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 06/09/2021    

Overview

About the course

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering has a work related focus and prepares students for employment in the engineering sector. This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in a range of engineering fields. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university and higher education.

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

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Your course

What modules are covered?

Students will take mandatory units and pre-selected optional units which reflect the modern general engineering industry.

Core units

  • Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering Project
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications

Typical optional units could be chosen from the list below which is not prescriptive

  • Engineering Design
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Engineering Secondary & Finishing Processes (Machining)
  • Fabrication Processes
  • Computer Numerical Control of Machine Tools
  • Further Maths
  • Principles & Applications of Electronic Devices & Circuits
  • Electronic Measurement & Testing
  • Electronic Fault Finding
  • Welding Technology

How will I be assessed?

All units are internally assessed using a set of grading criteria and a summative unit grade awarded at pass, merit or distinction. Successful students will be awarded an overall triple grade e.g. DDD, DMM MMP based on points boundaries.

There will also be a written examination at the end of year 1 for the Engineering Principles unit.

Equipment Needed

Materials, Books
Course books and reading will be recommended during the induction process.

Full uniform/PPE and safety glasses are mandatory. Successful applicants will be sent details of PPE requirements with joining instructions. The College will be able to assist with information regarding requirements.

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Your future

What Next?

Students will leave the College with a broad portfolio of qualifications that will enable progression to work at a technician level and advanced modern apprenticeship, or go on to higher education at Degree level.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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