This Engineering course is offered over 2 years, either as a single or double option. BTEC Nationals in Engineering are well respected, industry linked courses which provide a rounded and interesting technical education. The courses have been designed alongside employers to enable progression into skilled, professional engineering work or a degree level Apprenticeship, but also attracts UCAS points and are accepted by universities for those who prefer a more traditional post-18 route.
Learners gain the core technical knowledge required to work in today’s exciting engineering industry and cover many varied topics as shown in the course breakdown.
This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Engineering industry, which will prepare learners to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training. Career areas could include Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Advanced Technology, Computer Aided Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Business Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Services Engineering, Architecture, Research Science and Law.
The Examination Board for this course is Pearson
5 GCSEs 9 – 4 including English, Mathematics and Science, plus discussion with course staff and/or careers adviser.
The course can be completed as a single option, leading to a Level 3 Extended Certificate, or a double option leading to a Level 3 Diploma.
Unit 1 (Engineering Principles) , Unit 2 (Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team), Unit 3 (Engineering Product Design and Manufacture) & Unit 10 (Computer Aided Design in Engineering)
Double Option – as above plus:
Unit 4 (Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering), Unit 5 (A Specialist Engineering Project), Unit 9 (Work Experience in the Engineering Sector), Unit 19 (Electronic Devices and Circuits), Unit 41 (Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes) & Unit 57 (Sustainable Transport) Within these units, there are options and opportunities for links with local Engineering business including visits, practical projects and work placements in the double option.