Exam Board – Pearson

Qualification – Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Engineering (Extended Certificate)

Entry requirements – GCSE grade 5 in design and technology and grade 5s in maths and science

Course specification

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

During this course, students will study the principles of engineering including maths, science, mechanical, and electronics. Along with this, the students will undertake specialist units focused on computer-aided design and the engineering design process. While acquiring key knowledge, the learners will gain teamwork, and time management skills, as well as an understanding of working to specifications.  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

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