Engineering (Extended Diploma)

Extended Diploma (Level 3)


Course Overview

This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, is designed for students considering a career in engineering, ranging from product design through to high technology production methods and technical sales. Being a vocational course it is aimed at students who prefer learning through doing. This course will provide you with a firm, broad foundation in engineering enabling students to choose from a wide range of careers to move onto upon successful completion of the course.

Second year students will have to carry out a compulsory 315 hour industrial placement.



Exams (33%) Coursework (67%)

Duration: 2 Years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, plus grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics and grade 4 in another technical subject like science or Resistant Materials.

Exam board: Edexcel

£75 for textbooks, safety boots, overalls and safety glasses.

Programme leader:

Noel Wood

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley


Many students go onto higher level apprenticeships sometimes with the companies they completed their work placement at. These days more students are applying for Degree Apprenticeships where their employer pays for them to complete a university degree. Engineering Students from Henley College have successfully applied to, and joined the companies and organisations shown above.

Higher education

Students completing their BTEC at Henley typically go on to study a wide range of engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive, aeronautical and even civil  Engineering. Popular universities are Portsmouth, Oxford Brookes, Hatfield, Coventry, Cardiff, Southampton, Birmingham, Nottingham

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