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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
Course Content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Mathematics for technicians
  • Communications for technicians
  • Project manufacture
  • Business systems for technicians
  • Engineering workshop practices
  • Electronic computer aided design
  • Science for technicians
  • Computer aided design
  • Engineering drawing
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Computer aided manufacture

There may be an opportunity to undertake additional qualifications built into the course that will be assessed by either continuous assessment, a completed portfolio or an end test.

English and Maths
If you are aged under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications.
Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*- C, including English, Maths and preferably Science or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Merit) and Functional Skills at level 2 in English and Maths.


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local businesses wherever possible.


This course offers appropriate work experience to complement the knowledge and skills you will learn at college. The course includes an optional trip to the NEC Motorsports Show which will cost about £40 and a trip to the NEC Motorcycle Show, costing about £10.

What does this course lead to?

Students may progress to a Higher National Diploma or degree course, or advanced Apprenticeship. Employment opportunities range from telecommunications, electronic and mechanical engineering, design, sales, quality control, maintenance, manufacturing, or production engineering. 

Equipment Required

Students will be required to purchase an engineering drawing kit which is essential for the course. These can be purchased directly from an approved College supplier; order forms will be provided during enrolment.  The approximate cost is £15.

Additional Costs

Each student is responsible for purchasing general stationery items including a scientific calculator.

Financial Information
If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free.
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.
Staged Payment
A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.
Reduced Fees
Fee concessions may be available if you are out of work, on low income or studying for your first Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.
If you are unable to pay any of the course costs, or need financial assistance you may be eligible to receive a college bursary.
For further details on fees and financial help please contact Student Welfare on 01256 306393.
Travel Subsidy
BCoT offers discount on travel to and from the college for full time students. We offer 50% discount on rail fares and if you are travelling by bus, we offer 25% off Zone 2 buses outside of Basingstoke. There is financial assistance available for those families on a low income.