The BTEC qualifications have been developed in the engineering sector to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the mechanical/electrical engineering sector or to progress to higher qualifications with further study in other Engineering disciplines. The units will give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of content focused on electrical, electronic, design and mechanical disciplines.
There are two types of qualification as detailed below:
Diploma in Engineering (Equivalent to 2 A Levels - consists of 10 units)
Purpose: Designed to be the substantive part of a 16-19 study program for learners who want a strong core of sector study and a focus on the wider engineering industry
Extended Diploma in Engineering (Equivalent to 3 A Levels - consists of 15 units)
Purpose: Designed as a 2 year full-time course that meets entry requirements for learners wanting to progress to employment in the engineering sector or University.
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BTECs allow students to move on to higher education, to progress further in their career, to start their career in a certain industry or in some instances give them the skills to start their own business. They allow the student flexibility and choice in what they choose to do. Typically a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma will provide progression onto BTEC HND/HNC, Foundation Degree, Bachelors Degree, NVQ or employment.
Each unit has it's own assessment method. These include:
- Paper-based examinations which are externally assessed
- Internally assessed tasks
- Assessment under supervised conditions
- Projects completed within a time-frame
Teaching Units, Assessment Method and Weighting.
Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a team
Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Computer Aided Design in Engineering
Electronic Devices and Circuits
Static Mechanical Principles in Practice
A specialist Engineering Project
Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
Mechanical behaviors of metallic materials
Further Engineering Mathematics