Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineers; Aerospace, Automotive and Nuclear Engineers; Civil Engineers and Environmental Engineers. What do they all have in common? They are all engineers! If you are interested in Engineering then this course is for you! It is a modular course with a mixture of exams and project work and if you combine this with other suitable qualifications it will allow you to progress to your dream career in engineering.

What units will I study?

  • Unit 1 - Mathematics for Engineering (Exam) Maths is used in all aspects of engineering; without it you would not be able to design or build anything. This unit covers all the mathematical techniques needed to solve engineering problems.
  • Unit 2 - Science for Engineering (Exam) It is often said that Engineering is applied Physics. In this unit we focus on the physics that underpins engineering.
  • Unit 3 - Principles of Mechanical Engineering (Exam) All machines and structures are designed and constructed safely using the ideas from Unit 2. You will discover how to make structures that do not move (too much!) and machines that do.
  • Unit 4 - Principles of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Exam) Electricity: how did we ever survive without it? It is the most versatile source of power that we have. Electronic engineering usually involves semiconductors and low currents, We'll be studying both analogue and digital electronics.
  • Unit 5 - Electrical and Electronic Design (Project) Here’s where you put the knowledge and skills you learnt in Unit 4 into practice. You will get to work on five mini-projects and produce a report for each.
  • Unit 6 - Environmental Engineering (Project) Here you will find out how engineers are trying to save the planet! From sustainability and renewable energy to energy-saving technologies and global manufacturing, you will get a good understanding of the issues involved.

To achieve the CTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering, which is equivalent to a full A level, all six units need to be studied.

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Level 3 National Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Entry Requirements

Grade 5 or above in Maths
Grade 5/5 or above in Combined Science orr a 5 in Physics and a 5 in one other science
How The Course is Assessed
A mix of coursework (33%) and externally assessed units (67%), Unit 1-4 are assessed through written examinations, Units 5 and 6 are assessed internally through assignments (coursework).
Career Pathways
Engineering is welcomed by universities. However, you are advised strongly to check the specific entry requirements of individual universities via the UCAS website. It can also lead to apprenticeships in engineering and supports direct progression to a variety of jobs in the sector.
Transferable Skills
The ability to learn independently, research actively and methodically, give presentations and group working. Analytical and problem-solving skills, reading technical texts, effective writing skills, interpersonal skills such as communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and project management.
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