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Electronic and Mechanical Engineering - BTEC Level 3 at Kesgrave High School

Course description

The BTEC qualifications in Engineering allow students to develop a broad range of engineering skills through a range of tasks and assignments.

Course content

Year 12 – BTEC Level 3 Certificate (Equivalent to 1 AS Level)

Unit 1 – Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace:
This Unit will give learners an understanding of hazards and risks associated with health, safety and welfare in an engineering workplace.

Unit 16 – Engineering Drawing for Technicians:
This Unit will enable learners to produce engineering drawings of different components, assemblies and circuits using a variety of sketching, drawing and computer-aided drafting techniques.

Unit 35 – Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits:
This Unit aims to give learners an understanding of electronic devices and the skills needed to simulate, construct and test a variety of electronic circuits.

Unit 5 - Mechanical Principles and Applications:
This Unit gives learners the opportunity to extend their knowledge of mechanical principles and to apply them when solving engineering problems.

Unit 21 – Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques:
This Unit gives learners the opportunity to explore some of the specialist techniques found in engineering that are used to machine or finish complicated shapes.

Unit 59 – Microprocessor Systems and Applications:
This Unit will introduce learners to the principles of microprocessors and give them experience of using and programming a microprocessor system for the operation or control of peripheral devices.

All the above units will be taught using a range of practical projects and theory based lessons.

Entry requirements

No prior learning required.  However, an aptitude for Maths and Science would be helpful.


Assessment of both the Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma is by completion of set assignments throughout the academic year externally verified by BTEC Assessors, there are no final examinations to sit.

Board : Edexcel

Future opportunities

The BTEC Nationals in Engineering have been designed to give new entrants to the Engineering sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern Mechanical and Electronic Engineering industries.  The qualifications have also been designed so that learners can progress into Higher Education, for example to BTEC Higher Nationals and undergraduate Engineering degree qualifications.

Further information

For more information, contact Mr Cope or Miss Wilson.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kesgrave High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: ENGINEERING
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  • Number of planned places: 20