BTEC National Foundation and Extended Diploma in Engineering
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About the course
This BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma and Extended Diploma in Engineering is studied over two-years (Years 12 and 13) will provide 180 credits (equivalent to three A Levels). The course offers applied learning in a broad range of engineering areas. It develops your understanding of how scientific principles and practical knowledge can create products and systems that work safely and effectively.
Overview of units
Year 1 – Foundation Diploma in Engineering:
Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
Work Experience in the Engineering Sector
Computer Aided Design in Engineering
Year 2 – Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering:
A Specialist Engineering Project
Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Technology
Modern Manufacturing Systems
Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes
Manufacturing Primary Forming Processes
Manufacturing Computer Numerical Control Machining Processes
5 GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English
The course includes a combination of internally- and externally-assessed units.
Where you can go next
This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education and is consistent with current industry practice, allowing students to enter into employment or apprenticeships in a wide range of engineering roles.