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Engineering - BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

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

Course Introduction:

This course provides an attractive alternative to the traditional AS level for students who have a genuine interest in engineering and would prefer a more practical approach.

The aim of this course is to enable you to actively experience the engineering environment and will include units on both electrical and electronic engineering.

The BTEC Engineering course is ideal if you have an interest in technical or scientific subjects and you want to understand the principles of engineering, and their application – including the use of electrical technology in modern engineering.

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
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Engineering Drawing For Technicians

The course develops the versatile problem solving skills you require when working in Engineering. 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:

You will be able to progress from this course to study engineering at many universities or work in the engineering and technology sector. The course is a good preparation for employment or an apprenticeship in a wide range of technical roles.