Extended Diploma (Equivalent to 3 A Levels)
If you study Engineering, you could soon be learning about sustainable energies, robotics, aeronautics, and medical technology or intelligent building design. According to a 2018 government study, the engineering sector needs around 186,000 skilled recruits each year until 2024. There are a huge number of careers across every sector of the economy. This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and accrues UCAS points in the same way – so there are lots of progression routes to respected universities to study Engineering at degree level.
You will be using Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems to design stimulating products, and standard computer packages to produce illustrated reports. You will study engineering product design and manufacture, microcontroller systems for engineers, calculus to solve engineering problems and engineering principles. Optional units include mechanical behaviour of non.metallic materials, welding technology, electrical installation of hardware and cables, Computer Aided Design, and electrical power distribution and transmission.
Four GCSEs grade 9-4, including Maths and English at Grade 4
This course is available as an Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels and is assessed through practicals, external and internal assessments.
Extended Diploma Level 2
Minimum four GCSEs grade 3 and above.