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BTEC Engineering (Single) - Block B @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh

Course description

Students will study four units to provide them with the practical skills and theoretical principles that are essential for a successful future career in the Engineering sector.

All units are set around a vocational context and are delivered through hands on practical application. Students will have access to a fully equipped workshop with up-to-date technologies and advice from specialist technicians.

Students are required to provide clear and accurate evidence of their learning for all units and are encouraged to use their own learning styles to produce this evidence using a range of media. 

Course content

Year 1

  • Unit 1: Engineering Principles, Written Exam Externally Assessed
  • Unit 2: Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team, Internally Assessed

Year 2

  • Unit 3: Engineering Product Design and Manufacture, Externally Assessed
  • An additional optional unit

Entry requirements

  • 5+ GCSEs A*-C (9-4)
  • Grade 6 or above in Maths
  • Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Engineering


The course contains a written exam, an externally assessed unit and 2 internally assessed units. All assessment requirements will be shared at the beginning of each unit so that expectations are clear.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.

Careers could include:

  • Engineer
  • Designer
  • Teacher

Further information

Keeley Cliftlands, Design and Technology

Raina Coules, Technology


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years