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Course description

BTEC First Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs A*-C
BTEC First Extended Certificate is equivalent to two GCSEs A*-C
BTEC Certificate is equivalent to one GCSE A*-C
Each course is made up of number of units, some which are compulsory and some which are optional. Each level has a number of credits attached to it and students have to complete units which accumulate to this level. Core units consist of:
  • Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering
There are a wide range of optional units available which are chosen by the Head of
Please note this course will be taught from an Art context and unit briefs will be
designed to improve your knowledge, understanding and application of Art.

Entry requirements

As well as a wide range of GCSEs at grade D or above students will be expected to
have an interest in Engineering.


Assignments are assessed internally and then moderated externally in June. Each unit
carries equal weighting towards the final grade.

Future opportunities

A levels in Art, Product Design, ICT and Business Studies.
BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design complements qualifications in ICT, Sports and

Further information

For more information please contact Mr Radburn in Technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JOSEPH LECKIE ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year