Engineering BTEC Level 3 National Diploma with BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Physics

Course type: BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
Equivalent to 3 A levels.

The UK is regarded as a world leader in engineering fields such as renewable energy,
space, aerospace, creative industries, automotive and civil. By 2020 the engineering sector is
projected to have 2.74 million job opportunities. This course allows learners to develop the
knowledge, understanding and skills required for progression into a range of roles within the
industry using relevant software throughout the course. At SFX students will gain a thorough
grounding in engineering theory and principles, putting these into practice through classroom
experiments, industry visits and university partnerships. The Project (Unit 3) integrates the
knowledge and skills gained and translates this into a major piece of work which could be a
product, device or service.

The inclusion of Applied Physics ensures that students have a thorough grounding in scientific
investigation, laboratory work and science in the media. This is a compulsory part of the course and
may not be exchanged for another subject.

Course Units

Mandatory Units
Unit 01:
Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace
Unit 02: Communications for Engineering Technicians
Unit 03: Engineering Project (worth double credits)
Unit 04: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Unit 05: Mechanical Principles and Applications
Unit 06: Electrical and Electronic Principles

Examples of further Units
Unit 10:
Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
Unit 51: Electrical Technology.
Unit 59: Microprocessor Systems and Applications

Course Assessment

All assessment is through internally assessed work, including practicals, projects, coursework, presentations, written assignments and classroom-based tests.

This Course Can Lead To…

A degree in many types of Engineering at most UK universities or employment in a related field. Foundation degrees and HNDs are also available, and there is a vast selection of apprenticeships on offer in the UK.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in Maths, Grade 4 in Core Science and Grade 4 in Additional Science
OR
Grade 5 in Maths, Grade 4 in two separate science GCSEs
OR
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering with Merit and Grade 5 in Maths

Course Highlights

  • Tideway Tunnel
  • Engineering in Action leisure day
  • BMW Mini Plant Oxford car manufacturers
  • McLaren construction site
  • Opportunities to apply for work experience and a key element of the course requires students to build and test a product of their own choice.