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Level 3 Engineering

About the course:

This course is designed to be the substantive part of a 16-19 study programme for learners who want a strong core of sector study and a focus on the wider engineering industry.

It may be complemented with other BTEC Nationals or A Levels or non-qualification elements to support progression to specific job roles or to higher education courses in engineering.


What does this qualification cover?

Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 1 – Engineering Principles
  • Unit 2 – Delivery of Engineering Processes safely as a team
  • Unit 3 – Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Unit 4 – Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • Unit 5 – Specialist Engineering Project


Optional Units:

  • Unit 10 – Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Unit 12 – Pneumatic and Hydraulic System
  • Unit 13 – Welding Technology
  • Unit 14 – Electrical Installation of Hardware and Cables
  • Unit 25 – Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials


Course duration:

This course is a two-year course structured in the following way:

  • Monday – College
  • Tuesday – Mosslands
  • Wednesday – Mosslands
  • Thursday – Mosslands
  • Friday – College

This course is worth the equivalent of two A Levels and on the days that you attend Mosslands you will study for a third Level 3 subject usually IT.

You will be expected to make your own way to College and the hours are 8.30am – 4pm.

PPE will be provided by the College.


What is expected of you:

To create an environment which helps you to have the best chance of success we expect all learners to:

  • Attend every class
  • Show respect to their tutors and peers
  • Adhere to Health & Safety regulations and policies in college and at site
  • Be dedicated and committed to working hard- putting in 100% of effort from the very beginning of their programme
  • Communicate with the team if they have any issues


What it prepares you for:

Engineering lies at the heart of everything we do in this country – from the machines and equipment we use to roads we drive on, vehicles we travel in and houses we live in. To meet demand, engineering companies need to recruit 2.56m people before 2022, creating 275,000 new vacancies.

Upon completion of this course you can progress onto:

  • Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeships
  • Degree Level Apprenticeships
  • Higher National Certificates (HNC)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Employment


Entry Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 passes at GCSE, namely a 4 in English and a 5 in Maths and Science.
  • Previous Engineering knowledge is desirable but not essential.

For more information please speak to:

Mrs C Danher – Assistant Headteacher – Sixth Form

Paul Caley – Deputy Operations Manager, The Engineering College