The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering is a Technical qualification. This qualification has been designed as a two-year, full-time course for learners wanting to progress to employment in electrical and electronic engineering, such as a power engineering technician. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of units, for example in electronic devices and circuits, power and energy systems, printed circuit board design and manufacture, microcontrollers and/or calculus. Learning is achieved through the completion of projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will require elements of home study and some assessments will take the form of examinations.
Modules Studied (Mandatory)
• Unit 1 – Engineering Principles (written exam)
• Unit 2 – Delivery of Engineering Processes safely as team
• Unit 3 – Engineering Product Design & Manufacture (written exam)
• Unit 4 – Applied Commercial & Quality Principles in Engineering
• Unit 5 – A Specialist Engineering Project
• Unit 6 - Microcontroller Systems for Engineers (written exam)
• Unit 7 - Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
• Unit 10 – Computer Aided Design in Engineering
• Unit 19 – Electronic Devices & Circuits
• Unit 14 – Electrical Installation of Hardware and Cables
• Unit 22 – Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
• Unit 20 - Analogue Electronic Circuits
• Unit 21 - Electronic Measurement and Testing of Circuits
• Unit 15 - Electrical Machines
• Unit 23 - Digital and Analogue Electronic Systems
• Unit 35 - Computer Programming
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering is for learners who want to pursue a career in engineering, and who want to be able to collaborate across and apply knowledge, skills and understanding in other branches of engineering. They can either progress directly to an apprenticeship or employment as an engineering technician or can choose to progress to higher education to study for an engineering degree. The qualification is equivalent in size to three A Levels at 1080 GLH and is intended to be a Tech Level qualification. It has also been designed to meet the Tech Bacc measure when studied alongside Level 3 mathematics and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).This qualification is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses in a variety of areas of the engineering sector, for example:
BEng (Hons) in Engineering, BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering, BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, BSc (Hons) in Mathematics.
A minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE, A*– C (Grade 4 or higher) or equivalent with at least a Grade 4 in
GCSE English, a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and a Merit or higher in BTEC Level 2 Engineering/a grade 5 or higher in any GCSE Design Technology subject.