BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering

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Course Specifics

Level 3
16-18 School Leavers
2 years
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Funding Assisted:
Yes - If it's your first full Level 3 and you're aged 19-23 your course is funded otherwise Advanced learner loans are available
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Course overview

There are 5 mandatory units to complete over the 2 years:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace – year 1
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians – year 2
  • Engineering project – year 2
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians – year 1
  • Mechanical principles and Applications – year 1
  • There is a choice of optional units, however these will be selected according to progression* into year 2, the optional units are:
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials – year 1
  • Engineering drawing for Technicians – year 1
  • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques – year 1
  • * Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians – year 2
  • Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering – year 2
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices – year 2
  • * Further Mechanical Principles and Applications – year 2
  • Engineering Primary Forming Processes – year 2
  • Engineering Design – year 2
  • A fixed timetable of study will be allocated in the first week as part of the course induction, this will show start and finish times of each lesson, units to study, the allocated room and the lecturing staff. Achievement of each unit is by successful completion of a range of assessment methods, these predominantly include written assignments and time constrained assignments. Some units will be studied online, for example CAD in the drawings unit and circuit development in the pneumatic and hydraulics unit, plus research tasks for other units. Some units will include experiments and tests as part of the assessments

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those wishing to become technically qualified as part of an Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship and those wishing to progress towards Higher Education.

Entry qualifications

Completing the Level 2 qualification is a pre-requisite for this course. If you’re a mature learners then your past engineering experiences and qualifications will of course be considered.

What other experience will I gain?

You'll be taught by professionals in the industry who'll be able to offer all of their advice and guidance.

Where will this lead?

You will be qualified to level 3 and be suitably prepared for higher education. Progression to higher education is dependent on you achieving higher grades in Further Maths and Further Mechanical Principles in year 2. Assessment for progression to these 2 units is made over year 1.

What are my career options?
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