BTEC Extended Diploma

This qualification provides a broad basis of study for the engineering sector. You will learn through exploration, research and enquiry and will develop a range of skills that will prepare you for future study and employment within the Engineering sector.

You will develop…
• Cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology.
• Intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation.
• Interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.

Course Content

Year 1 Units
Engineering principles (external assessment).
Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team.
Engineering product design and manufacture (External Assessment).
Applied commercial and quality principles in engineering.
Static mechanical principles in practice.
Dynamic mechanical principles in practice.
Computer aided design in engineering.

Year 2 Units
Electronic devices and circuits.
Electronic measurement and testing of circuits.
A specialist engineering project.
Calculus to solve engineering problems.
Microcontroller systems for engineering (external assessment).
Engineering product design and manufacture (external assessment).
Engineering principles (external assessment).



Year 1
33% exam
33% assessment
33% coursework

Year 2
100% coursework


Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (4-9)
Maths (6)
English (5)
Science (5)

Course Outcome

Extended Diploma: 3 A Levels equivalent