Exam Board – OCR

Qualification – Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate

Entry requirements – 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4, including grade 5 in a design and technology subject, 5 in science and 5 in maths

Course specification

Studying engineering at Tuxford is an exciting and stimulating option that brings together theory and practical assessment to create an engaging learning journey for students.

During this course, students will study engineering science and maths, electronic and mechanical principles as well as specialist units in computer aided design and manufacture. The combination of core and optional units ensures students have the fundamental knowledge and
skills required to pursue their desired pathway at the end of the course, whether they want to continue their studies at university or follow a vocational or higher apprenticeship route.

Throughout the course, the units of study are given an applied context such as motorsport, aerospace, and space exploration. This approach enables students to truly appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering as well as comprehend the breadth of knowledge and skills required to become a successful engineer.

“The course allowed me to explore a wide range of engineering processes and I learnt to use software and equipment which I didn’t think I would be able to. It has given me loads of confidence and I am really excited about my future as an engineer.”

– Student


What doors does this open up for me?

With the international recognition of engineering courses such as this, you can progress straight  into employment or further study. Engineering is a respected qualification in any arena and will demonstrate to universities and employers alike that candidates have good problem solving, analytical and practical skills. There are also a range of potential careers to explore within any engineering discipline. For example: aerospace, mechanical, chemical, electrical, manufacturing, motorsport, and nuclear.

Learning journey

Our learning journeys can be used to understand each subject in more detail.