Level 3, BTEC Diploma
Duration: Two Year Course
If you are interested in a career in any engineering discipline, or plan to go on to university or a higher level Apprenticeship, then this professional course would be an ideal choice.
This practical course will see you develop both hands-on skills and academic knowledge of Engineering.
You will study of things like mathematics and materials, as well as build practical skills like machining techniques and welding.
Additional extracurricular Engineering activities will also give you the chance to show off your creativity.
There are six mandatory units and an additional 11 units which make up the 120 credits for the course.
The mandatory units are:
- Unit 1 Health and safety in the engineered workplace
- Unit 2 Communications for engineering technicians
- Unit 3 Engineering project
- Unit 4 Mathematics for engineering technicians
- Unit 5 Mechanical principles and applications
- Unit 6 Electrical and electronic principles
The additional units may include*:
- Unit 8 Engineering design
- Unit 10 Properties and applications of engineering materials
- Unit 11 Further mechanical principles and applications
- Unit 16 Engineering drawing for technicians
- Unit 17 Computer aided drafting in engineering
- Unit 20 Engineering primary forming processes
- Unit 21 Engineering secondary and finishing techniques
- Unit 22 Fabrication processes and technology
- Unit 23 Welding technology
- Unit 27 Welding principles
- Unit 28 Further mathematics for engineering technicians
*Please note these may be subject to change.
How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?
Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work; you’ll learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
All of the work will be assessed through coursework. This is set and marked by your tutor. Marks accumulated over the year will be added together, giving you an overall grade upon completion
Why Should I Choose Seevic College?
You will have the opportunity to engage in a large and exciting design and build exercise. Previous projects have included a jet powered canoe, go-carts and various multimedia entertainment centres alongside a small but beautifully designed water feature for a local company and a fully recyclable wind turbine for a shed roof.
What Could I Do Next?
The great thing about this course is that it will give you a choice of opportunities once you've completed it.
- You could decide to go on to study a degree in a wide range of Engineering disciplines, or you could take an HNC/HND in Engineering
- You could progress to a Higher Level Apprenticeship in a variety of different Engineering companies, as many of our students do.
- You could go directly into employment in a variety of Engineering disciplines, such as a Technician or Technician Engineer.
General Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs (minimum) Grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths. If you achieve English at a grade C/4, your Maths grade must be a D/3 and vice versa.
Students will be accepted with Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) at Merit Level and English Language or Maths at Level C/4.
Specific Entry Requirements
Grade B/5/6 or above in GCSE Maths and C/4 or above in English Language. Students who have achieved a Grade C/4 in Maths may be considered, this will be discuessed with you at your interview.
Equipment Costs – All students on this program will need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Although we can provide PPE for students to borrow we also offer the opportunity to purchase your own overalls and steel toe capped boots at reasonable prices.
You will also need to purchase a small selection of basic drawing equipment, a scientific calculator and general stationary supplies.