West Thames College London

Engineering - BTEC Level 2 First Certificate

This course is based in our new engineering workshops at the West Thames College Skills + Logisitics Centre in Feltham, where you will learn about the engineering world, investigating an engineering project, computer-aided engineering, interpreting and using engineering information, mathematics for engineering, and electrical and mechanical science for engineering. You will work on design projects with local industry and go on visits to see engineering at work. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSES at A*-C and provides a good basis to go on to further qualifications.

Key course features


BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering

Level: Level 2

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Students who want a career in engineering or manufacturing.

About the course

You will study:

  • The Engineering World
  • Investigating an Engineering Product
  • Computer-aided Engineering
  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Mathematics for Engineering
  • Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering
Additional opportunities

Industrial visits will give you a chance to see the types of work engineers do, so that you can think about what type of engineering career you might be interested in.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on your portfolio and online tests.

Where next?

You can progress to the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Engineering, or start work or an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements
At least 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above including maths at grade C or above or a merit or distinction in a relevant subject at Level 1 with functional skills in English and maths. You will have an interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.
This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


  1. Sabina Enu-Kwesi

    Engineering student

    Sabina Enu-Kwesi

    “We get so much help and you never feel like you’re wrong – you’re just learning. I feel like I’m making progress every day and I’m getting better and better at what I do. I had the opportunity to do some work experience at British Airways in the servicing and repairs department which encouraged me to work harder to achieve my goal of becoming a civil engineer.”

  2. Susan Thapa

    BTEC Level 2 Engineering

    Susan Thapa

    "In the future, if I do well I would like to become an engineer. I'm more interested in the design side and I enjoy using CAD so I would probably specialise in this area. The good thing about the course is I can learn the basics and then choose what to specialise in later."


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