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Engineering — Level 2 First Extended Certificate

Course information

BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering is a vocational (work related) course involving practical and theory based work. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you are interested in, you will develop the skills you need to start and/or further develop your education and career.

Core units you may study include - The Engineered World, Investigating an Engineered Product, Interpreting and Using Engineering Information and Mathematics for Engineering.

Specialist units you may study include - Health and Safety, Computer-aided Engineering, Electronic Circuit Design and Construction, Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering, Engineering Assembly, Engineering
Maintenance, Engineering Materials.

16-19 students with no English and Maths at grade 4 or above you will have to sit them along side this course.


BTEC L2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering

This course leads to...

Progression to Level 3 Diplomas in Engineering - Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Employment opportunities and apprenticeships in various engineering sectors.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs including English, Maths and Science, and at least a grade 4 and above in either English or Maths.

All students will sit an initial assessment
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163923

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 823.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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