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Engineering - BTEC at Bristol Brunel Academy

Course description

Would you like to go into product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer?

Course content

Year 1

Health and Safety in the Engineering workplace 
Engineering Drawing for Technicians 
Fabrication Processes and Technology

Year 2

Subsidiary Diploma 
Electrical and Electronic Principles (Subsidiary Diploma only) 
Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques (Subsidiary Diploma only) 
Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials (Subsidiary Diploma only) 
(Enrichment option to complete 90 credit Diploma)


Entry requirements

Either BTEC Engineering 
Level 2 – Merit or GCSE 
Mathematics – B grade

Minimum Academic Standard for Progression into Y13

Entry into Y13 is not automatic in CLF Post 16.

The majority of students will continue into Y13 dependent on the entry criteria for courses as outlined below:

For BTECs all students must attain a minimum vocational standard of passes for successful progression.

Students who do not meet the entry requirements into Y13 will be given guidance about a change of study programme and relevant courses available. They will not be allowed to re-sit the same core learning aims (i.e. subjects) as they did in Y12.


All Units internally assessed.

Future opportunities


The BTEC National Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering offers progression opportunities in and to employment within the manufacturing engineering sector and related industries. The qualification will also provide access to BTEC Higher National courses in Engineering.


Computer designing (CAD); mechanical and electrical/electronics engineering; product design in aerospace and the car industry; civil engineering; chemical engineering.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Brunel Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2015

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