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Engineering BTEC 90 Credit Level 3 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This qualification broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and progression. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for progression within education or into employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to study in detail or work in a particular area of work.

Course content

You will study one mandatory unit, one specialist mandatory unit and seven specialist units (accumulating 90 credits) all of which must be passed to obtain the qualification.Mandatory unit:Health and Safety in the Engineering WorkplaceSpecialist mandatory unit:Electrical and Electronic PrinciplesSpecialist units:Mathematics for engineering operationsMechanical principles and applicationsEngineering DesignPrinciples and applications or electronic devices and circuit

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, and Maths at grade B or above


All the units are assessed by course assignments which meet BTEC grading criteria for Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Financial information

General stationary including pens, paper, folders, plastic wallets and a calculator. H&S equipment will also be required including steel toe capped boots and overalls.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of this course you may transfer onto the 2nd year of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering 180 credits) and then you may go to into higher education or into a specialist area of employment.

Further information

3 days per week for 34 weeks

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: 04 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: J0006
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