Reasons to study this course

  • A programme can be tailored specifically to meet your needs and combined with AS subjects such as Electronics / Graphics / 3D Design / ICT / Maths / Physics and many more.
  • Ideal if you do not want to take a purely academic style AS-Level programme.
  • You will develop a wide range of practical and transferable skills.

What you will need to study this course

  • minimum grade 44 in GCSE Science and 4 in English Language
  • minimum grade 5 in GCSE Maths

What you will study

Year 1 (Certificate) – Mathematics for Engineering, Science for Engineering, Principles of Mechanical Engineering.

Year 2 (Extended Certificate) – Principles of Electronic and Electrical Engineering plus coursework style units in Electronic Design and in Computer Aided Design (CAD).

How you will be assessed

Year 1 – three exams

Year 2 – one exam and two internally-assessed units

Priestley Extra

We offer a variety of trips including to Engineering Your Future where you will have a chance to complete some hands-on activities to find out about all of the different types of engineering and speak to local employers/universities. Enrichment opportunities such as designing and building your own leaf blower hoverboard and converting a petrol go-kart to electric before racing.


Full-time degree courses (A-Levels in Maths and Physics may also be required for more traditional engineering degrees) or directly into an apprenticeship (A-Level maths may be needed for degree level engineering apprenticeships) or job. We have selected coursework units on this programme to equip students to progress into a wide range of engineering apprenticeships or design/computing-based careers. The skills you will develop will be in demand across a range of practical and technical careers.

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