The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels. If you are interested in a career in any branch of engineering, in particular refinery and storage, Ministry of Defence, Higher Apprenticeships in the Armed Forces and the mechanical industries, then this may be the course for you.
You will normally complete a 90 credit diploma in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in year two.
It may be possible to study A-level Mathematics or Science alongside this course. It will be necessary for you to meet the entry requirements for the A-level subject chosen (detail can be found on the individual A-level course information sheets).
On successful completion of this course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress to university to study an engineering related discipline such as a BEng or BSc or to go onto an apprenticeship at advanced level leading to a higher apprenticeship in a supervisory capacity.