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Engineering - BTEC Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

In addition to the BTEC entry requirements you will need a minimum of grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.

Course Introduction:

The BTEC in Engineering offers a more practical and hands on appraoch than the traditional A Level route for engineering; although it can be taken alongside A Level Maths and Physics as well. It is a good introduction to the principles of engineering and their application and will enable you to actively experience the engineering environment.

You will examine the engineering workplace both locally and nationally.

Course Modules:

The units studied will provide a mix of practical and theoretical work, as well as visits and speakers, and will include:

  • The Engineering Workplace locally and nationally
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Engineering Drawing For Technicians
  • An Engineering Project

Learning is achieved through the completion of projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.


Assessment will combine written assignments and practical projects that will be based on realistic workplace situations. There are no exams.

Career Opportunities:

The course directly supports entry into engineering as a career and is an excellent choice if you are considering an apprenticeship or a higher education course in engineering.