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BTEC Engineering Level 3 Diploma at University of Chester CE Academy

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering is designed to meet the needs of multi-role engineering technicians and equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for success in a range of engineering occupations. The qualification also enables progression to BTEC Higher Nationals or undergraduate degree qualifications and professional occupations in Engineering. The points for completing the course are equivalent to one ‘A’ level.

Course content

The course requires the completion of 360 Guided Learning Hours (six units) over two years. These consist of two mandatory units and four optional units. All the units are assessed individually; the final grade will be an aggregate of the grade in each of the units.

Students will be expected to complete a number of unit based assignments that will result in a portfolio of evidence which will be both internally assessed and externally moderated. There will be opportunities for higher ability students to extend the amount of units they complete over the two years and this could result in a BTEC Diploma (equivalent to two ‘A’ levels).

Entry requirements

Ideally students opting for this course should have five GCSE passes at grade C or above and at least a B grade in Mathematics and Science (experience of Design Technology subjects would also be an advantage).

Future opportunities

Useful to anyone considering a career in the Aerospace, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering sectors.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University of Chester CE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years