The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering is a 30 – credit and 180-guided-learning-hour qualification(GLH) that consists of two mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 30 credits. This is an equivalent of 2 GCSEs (A*-C)

This is a two year course that combines traditional making skills with up to date manufacturing techniques that involve the use of computer skills. The course is delivered through practical making tasks that allow you to develop skills, however the evidence for assessment is collected through five units of knowledge that are broken down into detailed tasks that allow the learner to demonstrate understanding at the following levels: Pass, Merit and Distinction


Engineering is an option for students in year 10 - details of this course can found below

 Course assessment: In BTEC Firsts all units are internally assessed.

All assessment for BTEC First qualifications is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction:

· to achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satisfied all the pass criteria

· to achieve a ‘merit’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the merit criteria

· to achieve a ‘distinction’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the distinction criteria.

A grading scale of pass, merit and distinction is applied to all units.

 Career possibilities: A BTEC in Engineering could inspire you to become a Technician, Heating Engineer or Civil Engineer. A BTEC in Engineering develops the underpinning skills and knowledge learners will need to enter many vocations within the engineering industry – or as a stepping-stone into higher education.
 Course overview: This course contains the following sections:
  • Working Safely and effectively in Engineering (Unit 1)
  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information (Unit 2)
  • Preparing and controlling Engineering Manufacturing Operations (Unit 6)
  • Selecting and Using Secondary Machining Techniques to Remove Material (Unit 14)
  • Engineering Marking Out (Unit 18)
 Exam board specification: Click here for the specification for this course
 Exemplar material: Click here for a student guide for this course