What does the course involve?

Developing both the practical and theory elements of Engineering. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering will be made up of 360 guided learning hours and is equivalent to one A Level. If you’re strong in Maths and Physics, Engineering overlaps both subjects. Typically Engineering students study two A Levels alongside this course, so these tailored combinations allow you to pursue varied career options simultaneously. This two-year course requires you to study two units per year, with one unit examined and worth two thirds of your score, and the remaining third assessed by assignment.

Course Outline

Units include:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)


  • Mandatory exams sat in January for both Year 1 – Engineering Principles and Year 2 – Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • All other units are internally assessed through Assignments

Exam Board

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English, two grade 5s in Science and ideally grade 6 in Maths.


A large proportion of our students go on to study a variety of engineering disciplines at university. Students can also progress to higher apprenticeships or into industry as a technician engineer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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