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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)

Course description

The main purpose of this course is to allow learners to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills, including Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace and a choice of either Mechanical Principles and Applications or Electrical and Electronic Principles, required by the sector.

It provides a basis for progression into a broad range of roles within the sector when supported by relevant qualifications at level 2, such as GCSE English and mathematics, and/or at level 3, such as Business, IT, Mathematics, English or Physics.


Course content

 The mandatory unit is Health and Safety in the Engineering workplace. This is supplemented by a range of optional modules. Please contact us directly for more information about the options available.

Students have real hands on, practical experience as well as understanding and evaluating the theories involved in Engineering. Visits to local employers and training providers are an integral part of this course.

Entry requirements

GCSE 5A*-C including English and Maths. Other qualifications assessed on an individual basis.


All work is internally assessed and externally moderated at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* standard. 

Financial information

Bursary applications are means tested.

Future opportunities

University courses, apprenticeships and employment with training in the field of Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Donna Wilcox
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 882249
    • Email address: