Engineering BTEC (L3)
BTEC L3 National Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
This course is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in the Engineering sector. It will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to help you prepare for employment or Higher Education.
Entry Requirements are a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English, Maths (Grade 6) and Science. Other relevant Level 2 qualifications and Diplomas may also be considered. You should have a good attendance report from school and complete a successful interview. Applications are welcomed from mature students who may have the relevant industrial experience or other suitable qualifications.
There are eighteen units to complete that covers a diverse range of subject areas such as Mechanical Principles, Electrical Principles, Engineering Materials and Computer Aided Design (CAD). The qualification is delivered through a variety of theoretical type learning (classroom based) and specialist workshop sessions.
Year 1 Units
|Unit 1 Engineering Principles|
|Unit 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team|
|Unit 3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture|
|Unit 45 Additive Manufacturing Processes|
|Unit 10 Computer Aided Design in Engineering|
|Unit 41 Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes|
|Unit 43 Computer Numeric Control|
Year 2 Units
|Unit 5 A Specialist Engineering Project|
|Unit 6 Microcontroller Systems for Engineers|
|Unit 7 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems|
|Unit 19 Electronic Devices and Circuits|
|Unit 4 Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering|
|Unit 30 Inspection|
|Unit 44 Fabrication Manufacturing Processes|
|Unit 9 Work Experience in the Engineering Sector|
How will I be assessed?
Assessment method is External and Internal assessment
Following successful completion of the programme, you may either progress onto our part-time HNC in Engineering or other Higher Education courses or seek apprenticeship in the Engineering Industry with opportunities for further part-time study. You may also gain employment within the Engineering Industry, an Apprenticeship and there may be a possibility to continue your studies at College.
If progressing to an apprenticeship please be aware that due to differences between the full-time course and the apprenticeship standard a student would start the apprenticeship at Level 2.
It is compulsory that you wear safety boots/shoes and overalls, without which no practical work can be undertaken.
If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org