BTEC Engineering

Duration: 2 Years
Exam Board: Edexcel
Entry Requirements: At least 5 GCSE's at grade C or above/ 5-9 including Maths and English (Ability to cope with demands of course work, meet deadlines and commitment to study independently).

To be accepted on the two-year fast track A Level or BTEC programme students must have at least 5 GCSE’s graded 5-9 or equivalent qualifications. For A Levels This must include a grade 6 or above in the subject you plan to study.

Course Overview

The Level 3 Engineering qualification has been designed as a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners wanting to progress to employment within the engineering sector and which also meets entry requirements in its own right for learners wanting to progress to higher education in engineering or related degrees.

Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of content focused on electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines, for example, electrical machines and maintenance of mechanical systems. Progression could be either directly to employment in Level 3 job roles, Higher Apprenticeship programmes or higher education courses in engineering at degree level.

Course Modules

1080 GLH Equivalent in size to three A Levels. 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are external assessments.

Mandatory content (56%).
External assessment (33%).


A BTEC in Engineering is so versatile. You could become an: Aerospace Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Biomedical engineers, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Computer Engineer, Drafting and Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Geological Engineer, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Software Engineer. Engineering technicians also earn, on average, more than other STEM technicians – in fact, they top the league table of STEM technician salaries.