BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (Fast Track) – 18 unit

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Engineering (18-unit), in Engineering  gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed to prepare for employment or University 

Course Code: L3E-AME18G (CYLG1)
Course and BTEC reg. fee: £2495.00 (or £120/mth)
Format: On-line distance learning – Fast Track
Award: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in  Engineering (GE) – 18 unit*
Accreditation: Pearson
Study Time / Duration: Flexible –  up to 1080 Hours / 36 months
Requirements: Age: 18+ Yrs

Tecol has been accredited by Pearson to offer this 18-unit extended diploma, which provides a greater choice of technical units and progression paths, such as HNC/D/Degree

This fast track extended diploma qualifications have been designed for:

  • learners who can commit 10-14 hours per week, and
  • who are looking for direct entry into University engineering degree courses


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (18 Unit course)- Up to 144 UCAS points – Qualification number (QN): 601/9060/7

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:
● develop core skills in  communication, mathematics, health and safety in the engineering workplace
● develop their technical knowledge, in a wide range of engineering fields – Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic
● achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification.

The 3 core units are:

  1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  2. Communication for engineering technicians
  3. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

Plus the following 14 technical units below

  1. (4) Engineering Project (Double unit)
  2. (8) Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems
  3. (9) Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
  4. (12) Engineering Drawing for Technicians.
  5. (16) Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
  6. (19) Selecting and Using Programmable Controllers (PLC1)
  7. (24) Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  8. (28) Electrical Technology
  9. (31) Features and Applications of Electrical Machines
  10. (56) Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering
  11. (29) Electrical Installation
  12. (14) Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications
  13. (65) Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  14. (70) Applications of Thermodynamic Principles


*Units under development

Your selection can be specified on your enrolment form


Select ‘Add to cart’ below to start your 18-unit BTEC L3 Diploma in Engineering – £2495 full payment

If you would prefer to pay your 18-unit Diploma by direct debit, select the cart below. You can pay £120 deposit, followed by 22 x £120 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements):


6 unit upgrade  12 to 18-unit BTEC L3 Diploma in Engineering

If you already have already completed 9 units  such as those listed above, you may be able to upgrade to a BTEC 12-unit Diploma by completing only 3 additional units. These may be core, technical or a mix of units depending on your current qualifications

Click ‘Add to cart’ below to add 3 units to upgrade from 12 to 18 units – £895 full payment

Click ‘Add to cart’ below, if you would prefer to pay your upgrade by direct debit. You can pay £100 deposit, followed by 9 x £100 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements) – £100 deposit

Each unit is further split into bite sized topics to make studying easier via our online Moodle education platform. You will be have 2 assessments for each unit. The above prices include the Edexcel BTEC registration fee.

*Full  title is: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge(BTEC NQF)

These qualifications are supported by:
● the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Employer Group, which includes, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Ford, BMW, Vauxhall, Aston Martin, Nissan, GTA England
● the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) professional society for the engineering and technology community
● the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) professional engineering institution
● Semta, the Sector Skills Council for the Engineering sector
● the National Forum of Engineering Centres (NFEC).

For further information on this qualification see