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What's Involved

This qualification has been designed as a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for students wanting to progress to employment, an apprenticeship or higher education in engineering. Students gain relevant academic and practical skills and knowledge from studying a range of content focused on electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines.

You can expect to study:

  • A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Machines
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials
  • Thermodynamic Principles and Practice
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course would have successfully completed a BTEC national foundation diploma in their first year of study and also subject to a successful interview with the course programme manager.

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of this course can lead to the study of Engineering and related courses at degree level. The course develops a wide range of transferable skills such as problem-solving, team working, understanding technical information, critical thinking and gaining the necessary workshop skills that the sector requires. It enables students to develop the confidence, knowledge, academic and practical skills needed to go directly into employment or seek a vocational apprenticeship or trainee role. Former students have gone on to work in roles such as engineering operatives, manufacturing operatives, semi-skilled operatives, engineering technicians, electronics technicians, IT support technicians, mechatronics technicians.

Did you know?
Engineering and manufacturing is one of the UK's broadest sectors and, according to Engineering UK, workers within the sector accounted for 19% of all UK employees in 2019. While some engineering- related industries, such as mining and quarrying, are in decline, a range of other fields are actively seeking new recruits in aerospace, automotive, design, manufacturing, power, marine, instrumentation and control telecoms, digital communications and networks, software, rail, process control,  production, project management and transportation.

Course Assessment Method

There are three forms of assessment: External, internal and synoptic, Internal assessment is mainly by coursework, External assessment includes an examination and a set vocational task.

Where and When

Engineering Level 3 BTEC Diploma

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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