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BTEC in Engineering Level 3 at St Crispin's School

Course description

According to one of the most famous astronauts, Neil Armstrong, “Engineering helped create a world in which no injustice could be hidden”. In fact the world as we know it would cease to function without engineers. No internet, iphone, transport …. It is the engineer who makes all this possible.

Engineering is a field with almost limitless opportunities and electronic engineering is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic fields of engineering. The course will prepare students for an electronics career which is at the cutting edge of technology. The two year course is equivalent to an A level.

Course content

The course will teach students the basics about analogue and digital circuits and then progress on to more complex elements. This includes the use and behaviours of components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, and transistors. Students will study the principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits, and also the application of analogue electronics as well as computer aided manufacture, robotics and health and safety.

This course is broken down into three units: • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits • Computer Aided Manufacturing • Health and Safety in the engineering workplace

Entry requirements

Level 2 Engineering at merit level or above or GCSE Maths at grade C or above.



Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Engineering is a wellrespected qualification and provides UCAS points for entry into Higher Education. Combining Physics and Mathematics with BTEC Engineering will give students the grounding to study electronics-related subjects at a higher level and will prepare students for university and a career in areas such as electrical and electronics engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years