Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Engineering
This advanced course strengthens the knowledge and skills gained at level 2, covering everything from mathematics for engineers, mechanical systems and electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems to engineering drawing, maintenance and production systems design.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.
What will I study?
During this course, you will cover the following:
- Engineering principles
- Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team
- Engineering product design and manufacture
- Applied commercial and quality principles in engineering
- A specialist engineering project
The below units are optional:
- Further engineering mathematics
- Computer aided design
- Electrical installation of hardware and cables
- Maintenance of mechanical systems
- Mechanical behaviour of metallic materials
How is it assessed?
You will be assessed by internally set tests and assignments.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
You should have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and science.
English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.
What are the course fees?
If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.
However, if you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
Upon completion of this course, you could continue with your studies by progressing on to the engineering HNC/HND at University Centre St Helens.
Alternatively, you may want to look for work in the industry within engineering or could even progress onto a higher apprenticeship and earn while you learn.Ref: Jim Clarke