Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

Engineering Level 3


Level 3

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Course overview

If you are interested in a career in any engineering discipline, or plan to go on to university or a higher level Apprenticeship, then this professional course would be an ideal choice.  This practical course will see you develop both hands-on skills and academic knowledge or Engineering.

Teaching is a mixture if classroom based theory and practical work; you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. All of the work will be assessed through coursework. This is set and marked by your teacher.

Entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths. If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa


  • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C/4 or above
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade C/5 or above in GCSE Maths

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 six mandatory modules and additional modules which make up the  credits for the course.
Mandatory Modules

Health and safety in the engineered workplace

Engineering Project

Mechanical principles and applications

Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

Mechanical Principles and Applications

Electrical and Electronic Principles

Additional Modules may include*

Unit 10 Properties and applications of engineering materials

Unit 21 Engineering secondary and finishing techniques

Unit 22 Fabrication processes and technology

Unit 23 Welding technology

*Please note these may be subject to change.

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.


Additional information

Equipment costs - all students on this program will need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), although we can provide PPE for students to borrow. We also offer the opportunity to purchase your own overalls and steel toe capped boots at reasonable prices. You will also need to purchase a small selection of basic drawing equipment, a scientific calendar and general stationary supplies.

What could I do next?

The great thing about this course is that it will give you a choice of opportunities once you've completed it. 

  • You could decide to go on to study a degree in a wide range of Engineering disciplines, or you could take an HNC/HND in Engineering.
  • You could progress to a Higher Level Apprenticeship in a variety of different Engineering companies, as many of our students do.
  • You could go directly into employment in a variety of Engineering disciplines, such as a Technician or Technician Engineer.

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