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Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

Engineering is a practical activity. Engineering courses pull together your maths, science, humanities and other knowledge whilst you learn the skills to make things happen.
This course is either a six (Single(S)/Subsidiary Diploma) or twelve (Double(D)/Diploma) unit qualification. The single qualification is equivalent to one A level whilst the double is equivalent to two A levels. Both the single and double qualifications have a common core of units. Specialist units are designed to provide a specific focus to the qualification:
  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace (Unit 1m)S
  • Communication for Technicians (Unit 2m)
  • Engineering Project (Unit 3m)
  • Mathematics for Technicians  (Unit 4s)S
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications (Unit 5m)S
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (Unit 6m)
  • Engineering Design (Unit 8)
  • Applications of Mechanical Systems and Technology (Unit 12)S
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians  (Unit 16)S
  • Engineering Materials (Unit 10)S
  • Engineering Secondary/Finishing Processes and Techniques (Unit 21)
As the student group will consist of people who have undertaken a number of different courses at GCSE, the early part of this course will concentrate on building up your confidence with a wide range of materials and manufacturing processes. Developing your design communication skills through drawing, modelling and computer aided design (CAD). A significant part of your course relates to the work of engineers. We encourage all our young engineers to develop links with local companies for the industrial context to their coursework – a part of this course will involve work experience links
with local companies. Work is continually assessed and there are no external exams.

Future opportunities

BTEC Nationals in Engineering are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They have been developed to provide a preparation for employment and/or to provide career development opportunities in higher education. They link to the Occupational Standards for the sector, where these are appropriate, and are supported by the relevant National Trading Organisation (NTO) or Sector Skills Council (SSC). On successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 qualification in engineering you could go on to higher education, apprenticeship or work in the engineering,
manufacturing or design industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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