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Cookstown High School, Cookstown


Why Choose BTEC First Extended Certificate in Engineering

BTEC first extended certificate is equivalent to two GCSE’s at grade A* to C. The course focuses on education and training related to jobs within the engineering industry

What will I be doing?

The course is divided into 4 units. You will follow two core units and two optional units.

Structure of the qualification

The extended certificate is a 30 credit and 180 guided learning qualification (GLH) that consists of either two specialist, optional and two optional units or four specialist optional and one optional unit that provide a combined total of 30 credits.

Will there be coursework?

The course is 100% coursework based. That means no exams. You will be assessed in a variety of ways. This will include Practical, written work, presentations and report writing.

What will happen in lessons?

The lessons will vary according to the subject and level but all

students should experience most of these activities:

·       Discussion - one to one or in groups

·       Research – group or individual using a variety of methods

·       Report writing – manually or using ICT

·       Presentations – in groups or individually

·       Practical work

·       Observations

·       Display work