Design and Engineering BTEC level 3 Diploma at Dane Court Grammar School
This is an exciting, rigorous advanced Level 3 qualification, on a par with two A-levels, and is recognised by employers who have been involved in the development of the specification alongside professional bodies and higher education institutions. Essential transferable skills, such as communication, problem solving, research and team work, are included to equip students with the academic, personal and professional skills necessary for employment, higher apprenticeships or further study at university.
Design engineers help to conceive and create everything from the latest iPhone to offshore drilling components. This qualification gives students the opportunity to develop specialist design skills and the ability to apply them to an engineering sector of their choice. This course provides an excellent pathway into diverse, emerging and exciting careers or further study in engineering.
This qualification comprises eight mandatory units. All units must be completed to achieve the full qualification
Unit 1 Materials technology and science
Unit 2 Mechanical systems
Unit 3 Mathematics for engineers
Unit 4 Engineering design
Unit 5 Production and manufacturing
Unit 6 Design visualisation
Unit 7 Advanced design for manufacture
Unit 8 Design engineer project management
An essential part of the course requires students to undertake meaningful activity involving employers during their study. This can be in the form of structured work experience or work placements, assignments set by our industry partners and master classes or guest lectures. This new course benefits from the enthusiastic support of a range of local engineering companies.
General entry requirements:
International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme: 3 x grade 6 and 2 x grade 5 at GCSE
Units 1-3 are externally assessed by written examinations or assignments with the remainder being internally assessed and externally moderated. Candidates will awarded combination of ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Distinction’ grades upon the successful completion of the course.
There are no formal entry requirement for this qualification but in order to optimise their chances of success, students would also benefit from having studied a science and design and technology, or art and design course at GCSE.
Examples of potential career opportunities as a result of the study of design engineering are as a design engineer, development engineer, ergonomist, research and development engineer, product development engineer, product design engineer, or integrated circuit design engineer.
The International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme
The IB Career-Related Programme aims to provide a curriculum for students that will equip them for further education and also the world of work. It combines the academic rigour and principles of the IB with well-established vocational qualifications and a unique ‘core’ course.
The IB Career-Related Programme is made up of:
A vocational course worth 2 A levels
Two IB subjects at standard level
A ‘core’ comprising:
· Approaches to Learning
· Reflective Project
· Community in service
· Basic language skills
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.