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What is Engineering?

Engineers are in demand. ‘Engineering UK’ predict the industry needs 1.82 million people with engineering skills from 2012-2022, meaning that your opprtunity to become an engineering apprentice or graduate have doubled.

Edexcel’s BTEC in Level 3 in Engineering gives learners an excellent opportunity to acquire essential skills for higher education and employment, with former students going on to further study at University, into apprenticeships and directly into employement.



Why Study Engineering?

The BTEC National Award in Engineering will give you an understanding of the practical skills and knowledge needed to begin professional work in the engineering industry or move on to further study.

You will discover what career opportunities are available, helping you to choose your preferred area of work or study.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have a preference for non-exam based assessment. Continuous on-going assessment removes the pressure normally associated with exams. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises.



What Will I Learn?


Consisting of 5 mandatory units and an additional 5 specialist units focussing on electronics and advanced manufacturing techniques including 3D printing.

Studying this course will also focus your interests or introduce yourself to areas of study such as engineering product design, manufacturing processes and engineering principles.


One 2 hour exam in Engineering principles

The course will also be assessed internally by tutors with the exception of engineering product design which is set and assessed by the examining body.


This Diploma is the equivalent to 2 A levels (worth up to 240 UCAS points or 2 A*s at GCE level)

The strengths of this course are that it has research methods and extended rreport writing as part of the mandatory units. The units prepare students for the working world.



What Do I Need to Study Engineering?

5 GCSE grades A* - C

GCSE English, Maths & Science grade C minimum OR a Merit grade in a relevant Level 2 Diploma



If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms O Tattum, Head of Sixth Form
0161 212 1930

Mr P Barnes, Subject Leader for Engineering

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