The Extended Diploma course is equivalent in size to three A Levels. 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are external. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.
Year 1 - Foundation Diploma
- Engineering Principles (External Examination)
- Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (Internal Assessment)
- Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (External Assessment)
- Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Internal Assessment)
- Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Internal Assessment)
- Electronic Devices and Circuits (Internal Assessment)
- Computer Aided Design in Engineering (Internal Assessment)
Year 2 - Extended Diploma
- A Specialist Engineering Project (Internal Assessment)
- Microcontroller Systems for Engineers (External Assessment)
- Further Engineering Mathematics (Internal Assessment)
- Mechanical Behaviour of Non-metallic Materials (Internal Assessment)
- Static Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)
- Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)
- Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics (Internal Assessment)
- Thermodynamics Principles and Practice
GCSE grades 4-9 in five subjects including Mathematics, Science, English Language and 2 of the following - Design Technology, Business and ICT.
Or BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering with overall MM, and merit in Unit 10 Mathematics for Engineering, with GCSE grades 4-9 in Mathematics.
And a good academic reference or school report.
Who is the course for?
This course is for students who are interested in a career in mechanical engineering.
Each unit is studied through workshop and classroom activities. There is a weekly tutorial and private study to enable students to work on their own.
How is the course assessed?
Units 1, 3 and 6 will be accessed externally by the awarding body (Pearson). The remaining units will be accessed internally by course assignments and tests.
Subject to entry criteria being met, selected high performing students may join the WLIoT programme.
Where Next – Job Opportunities
You can go into employment in the mechanical engineering sector.
Where Next – Further Studies
After successful completion of Year 1 you can progress onto the second year to gain the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. From there you can go onto an apprenticeship or onto higher education at our West London Institute of Technology to study Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND qualifications.
How to apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
>> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
>>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.