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Engineering BTEC Level 3 at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

This course is being updated by the examination board so there will be some changes.

The UK is regarded as a world leader in engineering including renewable energy, space, aerospace, creative industries, automotive and civil.

By 2020 the engineering sector is projected to have 2.74 million job opportunities.

The course allows learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for progression into a range of roles within the industry, using relevant software throughout the course.

At SFX students will gain a thorough grounding in engineering theory principles, putting these into practice through classroom experiments, industry visits and university partnerships.

The Project (Unit 3) integrates the knowledge and skills learners have gained throughout their programme of study into a major piece of work which could be a product, device or service.


…is through written assignments, practical work, presentations and coursework which will be compiled into a portfolio to demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained on the course.

Future opportunities

A degree in many types of Engineering at most UK universities or employment in a related field.

Foundation degrees and HNDs are also available, and there is a vast selection of apprenticeships on offer in the UK.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.