L3 BTEC Engineering

Engineering at Level 3 prepares students with a broad experience of Engineering in industry. With over 10 visits associated to the course, this provides many opportunities beyond the classroom and prepares students for university or apprenticeships.

"The UK needs over one million new engineers and technicians by 2020" Royal Academy of Engineering.

Entry requirements

Automatic entry onto Level 3 courses includes students achieving 5 x A*-C or equivalent at GCSE alongside a grade 5 or above in both English and Mathematics. Students with either English and/or Mathematics at grade 4 or below will have individual meetings to determine the most suitable pathway within sixth form. 

Course description

Extended certificate in Engineering

  • Equivalent in size to one A Level
  • Four units in total, two of which are externally assessed

Students will complete the following mandatory units alongside one other*:

  • Engineering Principles (examination)
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture

Diploma in Engineering

  • Equivalent in size to two A Levels Ten units in total, two of which are externally assessed

Students will complete the following mandatory units alongside one other*:

  • Engineering Principles (examination)
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture

*There are also a wide variety of additional units including: Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials, Computer Programming, Computer Aided Design in Engineering, A Specialist Engineering Project, Modern Manufacturing Systems and Fabrication Manufacturing Processes if you choose to study the Certificate or the Diploma in Engineering. The course instils a broad understanding of a wide variety of engineering sub sections which can be further developed at university, through employment and/or via an apprenticeship.

Throughout the course visits to support learning at different engineering organisations include:

Mini, Munich, BMW, Audi, Coca Cola, Portakabin, Nestle, JCB, Snow Home, New Designers and The Design Museum in London.    

Ways to help my child succeed

  • Access to ICT and a computer will allow students to work on the many different software packages in their own time to enhance work.

Useful websites

  • All useful work is shared digitally using Google Drive by the Engineering team.

 

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