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Engineering Level 1 and 2 at Wiltshire College

Course description

The BTEC First in Engineering is a vocationally related qualification, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. The BTEC First is both popular and effective because it encourages learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression into further study and responsibility within the workplace.

Course content

The engineering specific skills include:

  • Investigating an Engineered Product
  • Engineering Materials
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Machining Techniques (Engineering workshop)
  • Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
  • Mathematics for Engineering
  • Science for Engineering
  • Engineering Design

The transfereable skills include:

  • Teamworking
  • Working from a prescribed brief
  • Working to deadlines
  • Presenting information effectively
  • Accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

Entry requirements

Entry qualifications for this course are GCSE grades D or above in English, Maths and Science.


This full time course will require some study and assignment work outside of your timetabled hours, you should be prepared to manage a minimum of four hours per week. Although the majority of assessment is assignment based there are some exams to be taken in the core subjects. The units are all graded pass, merit and distinction.

Future opportunities

Completion of this qualification can lead to an engineering apprenticeship or progression on to the full time level 3 programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wiltshire College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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