Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate

Engineering Level 2


Level 2

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Course overview

Are you good at solving problems and considering a career in Engineering?

This practical course will see you develop both hands-on skills and academic knowledge of Engineering. You will study subjects such as health and safety, mathematics, materials as well as build practical skills like machining techniques, fabrication and welding. 

Additional extracurricular Engineering activities will also give you the chance to show off your creativity.

Entry requirements

  • At least four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English Language or Maths
  • At least one GCSE needs to be at grade C/4 or above

What will I study?

With over 40 branches of engineering to discover, our dedicated staff ensure that you cover a wide range of areas to get the best experience on the course.

This practical course will see you develop hands-on skills and academic knowledge of Engineering. You will study subjects such as Mathematics, Health & Safety and Electronic Principles, alongside building practical skills in techniques such as computer-aided drafting, engineering drawing and forming processes.

You will have the opportunity to engage in an exciting design and build exercise during your time with us. Previous projects include a jet powered canoe, go-carts, a water feature for a local company and a fully recyclable wind turbine.


There are two core and two mandatory units, as well as an additional four units which make up the hours for the course.
Core units

Unit 1 - The engineered world

Unit 2 - Investigating an engineered product

Mandatory units

Unit 9 - Interpreting and using engineering information

Unit 10 - Mathematics for Engineering

Additional units may include*

Unit 3 - Health and safety in Engineering

Unit 5 - Engineering Materials

Unit 7 - Machining techniques

Unit 12 - Engineering design

Unit 17 - Welding

*Please note these may be subject to change.

Why study Engineering Level 2 at USP College?

Embracing the pathway that focuses on the challenges of modern global manufacturing industries, techniques and technologies, this professional route is a perfect step to a career in any engineering discipline.

What could I do next?

Former students have successfully progressed to the Level 3 course and completed with good grades. Some are currently at university studying Engineering.

Many former students have accessed Apprenticeships. Some return once a year with their employer to talk to current students about their experiences as Apprentices.

Many former students are now working in a range of different Engineering environments, including a heavy metal fabrication environment, HGV mechanical engineering and Construction.

Additional information

You will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during practical lessons. You may be able to borrow appropriate PPE from us for lessons, subject to availability, and we can supply you with your own overalls and boots for approximately £45.

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