BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (180 credit)

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a full-time Engineering course and continues on from the one year, BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering. This course is equivalent to three A Levels. It provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development and manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and systems. The course is practical, work related and follows a manufacturing pathway developed by BTEC. Learning is achieved through the completion of projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course is suitable for school leavers and young adults. 

Course Content

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Eng Project
  • Communications for Tech
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Materials
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Further Mechanical Principles
  • Further Mathematics

These actual units offered are subject to review and might differ from those listed above. Students with weaker grades in the 90 Credit Diploma would not be allowed to do units such as Further Mechanical Principles, Further Mathematics and CNC.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma. Satisfactory references and attendance record.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full-time.


BTEC Level 3 180-Credit Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and is an entry qualification to various universities. Alternatively, students can progress onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) Engineering course at Kingston College or seek employment as an Advanced Engineering Apprentice.

[toggle state="close" title="Additional Information"]For further information please contact Ben Hagan in the School of Engineering on 020 8268 2973 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [/toggle]


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