BTEC National Extended Certificate in Engineering

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code KN17
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Young people taking their first steps towards a new career need the right blend of technical and academic skills in order to become the highly skilled, work-ready individuals employers and universities look for.

BTEC Level 3 Nationals are vocational qualifications designed to help learners succeed. They have been developed in collaboration with over 5,000 universities, employers and professional bodies with employability at the heart, so learners can develop the skills and confidence they will need to step into their future. 

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Engineering courses offer a flexible range of qualifications that can be studied alongside other level 3 qualifications such as A levels or other BTEC Nationals as part of a larger programme of study, or as the main focus of study.    They are designed for Post-16 Level 3 learners wishing to go on to further or higher level study of the sector or directly to employment. 

All sizes attract UCAS points and are widely recognised by universities and employers. 


Unit 1: Engineering Principles GLH120

Unit 2: Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team GLH60

How will it be delivered?

Assignments are practical tasks set in work-related scenarios that can be tailored to local industry needs for your learners. Learners demonstrate how they apply knowledge and skills to complete a practical project over a period of time, working individually or in groups.

Tasks are practical work-related scenarios completed in realistic, time-based situations. They are completed in controlled conditions and tasks have pre-released information. Learners demonstrate how to apply learning to common workplace or HE scenarios. Tasks provide evidence of a consistent standard of assessment for all BTEC learners. 

For written exams, learners draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in exam conditions. Learners demonstrate they can apply appropriate knowledge to a work related challenge in timed conditions. 

Entry requirements

Minimum of five 9-5 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Maths.

Your next steps...

See Careers Leader for more information.

Future courses & possible careers:

  • Teaching
  • Mechanical Engineering  
  • Electrical Engineering  
  • Civil Engineering