Subject: BTEC Engineering

Subject: BTEC Level 3 Engineering (Extended Diploma, Diploma, 90 Credit, Subsidiary Diploma)

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for progression within education or into employment in the appropriate vocational sector. It is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to study in detail or work in a particular area of work. Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a larger or different Level 3 programme.   

Skills Attained:

Health and Safety in Engineering - understand safe and effective working in an engineering workplace and know how to follow procedures and undertake a work activity safely. 

Mechanical Principles and Applications - know about the properties of common engineering materials and selection for engineering applications and know about the supply and sustainable use of engineering materials and selection for an engineering product or activity. 

Computer-aided Engineering - use a CAD system to produce engineering drawings and use a CAM system to manufacture an engineering component.


This course has Mandatory units and Optional units. It is assessed by coursework.

Future Opportunities:

One of the main purposes of BTEC qualifications is to help learners to progress ultimately into employment. Employers require learners to have certain technical skills, knowledge and understanding to work in the sector, and they are also looking for employability skills. The list of career paths opened up by choosing the Engineering sector is endless.  These skills include: self-management, team-working, business awareness, problem solving, communication, basic literacy and numeracy.