Establish the relevance of engineering to real world problems.
The Technical Extended Diploma will focus on the practical application of knowledge and the development of the work related skills required for employment within the manufacturing engineering industry. It will provide a common core of study with related specialist units leading to employment, professional or academic progression to higher education.
This qualification programme provides access to more specialist units and therefore broadens and deepens the learners experience in preparation for the world of work.
Develops a range of skills and knowledge, personal qualities and attitudes that are essential for career development and progression within the broad engineering industry and related sectors. They also provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills concerning health, safety and welfare, the environment and sustainability, as it impacts on and affects the manufacturing engineering sector.
Provides the opportunity to specialise in a specific career discipline, or to choose an integrated programme of further study.