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Route 2 Tech Bacc Pathway in Engineering or IT (Level 3) at The Leigh UTC

Course description

This route is studied over two years and has a more vocational bias. It can lead to studying in higher education, for example, at a university, employment or a higher apprenticeship.

Course content

Students will choose either BTEC level 3 extended diploma in Engineering or Information and Creative Technology.

To be awarded the Tech Bacc, students  will also have to complete a core maths programme as well as  AS level  Extended Project.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE's at grade A* - C (including maths and english).


Future opportunities


Further Education

  • Computer security and forensics degree
  • Computer systems and networks degree
  • Software engineering degree
  • Creative digital media degree
  • Electrical and electronic engineering degree
  • Telecommunications systems engineering degree
  • Mechanical engineering degree


Computer Sciences

  • Computer games developer
  • IT consultant
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Systems developer
  • Website developer
  • Software developer
  • Database developer
  • Data management coordinator
  • Specialist mobile app developer
  • IT architect
  • IT security manager
  • IT business analyst
  • Desktop support engineer
  • Technical writer
  • IT operations engineer
  • Website tester
  • IT training and communications officer



  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Door systems engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Crane service engineer
  • Highways engineer
  • Quality assurances engineer
  • Energy engineer
  • Naval engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Drilling engineer
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Wind turbine service engineer
  • Rollercoaster designer
  • Acoustic design engineer
  • Onshore pipeline engineer
  • Mechanical plant engineer
  • Bridge engineer
  • Fire safety engineer

Further information

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Tel no: 01474 700800

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September