Equivalent to 3 A Levels
For students looking for a future career in engineering, our BTEC in Engineering will open the door to a world of possibilities. Students will build a foundation of knowledge about the theory behind the principles used with the industry and have an abundance of opportunities to put this to practice in the workroom. For aspiring professional engineers, supervisors or managers, students will learn how to apply maths and physics in an engineering environment and develop strong links with our employer partners. The course provides students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development and manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and system.
During the first year, students will develop a significant common core knowledge of engineering, from health and safety in the engineering workplace to mathematics for engineering technicians. This will involve 5 or 6 mandatory modules, depending on the specialism. The remaining optional modules allow students to cover topics, including electrical engineering, computer engineering, and manufacturing.
As part of the BTEC Engineering, there are six specialist qualifications that students can choose to study. Below you will find an overview of these pathways.
You can read more detailed information for each qualification in the Course Specification.
This qualification is aimed at giving students a wider view of the sector, which can include elements of mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering. This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to confirm that the content is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector.
What will I study?
Everyone taking this qualification will study five mandatory units:
● Engineering Principles
● Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
● Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
● Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
● A Specialist Engineering Project.
Students choose a further five optional units to support choices in progression to relevant occupational areas, and to a range of sector related courses in Higher Education.
This BTEC option has a primary focus of progression to employment in a related occupational area. This qualification prepares students for roles such as: semi-skilled fitter, mechanical/electrical/systems fitter, fabricator/welder, engineering technician, maintenance technician, and welding technician.
Students who choose this qualification must have a minimum grade 4 in English and Maths.