BTEC Nationals are career-based qualifications designed to give students the skills they need to move on to higher education or go straight into employment.
More employers and Higher Education institutions than ever before are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their academic and practical knowledge and skills.
The BTEC course has been designed to:
Give education and training for employees in the engineering industries
Give opportunities for employees in the Mechanical engineering sector to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally specific qualification.
Develop in students, the skills and personal qualities to meet the demands of working life.
Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
To encourage learners to progress to a higher qualification or related area of study
The Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is designed for people who work as technicians in the Mechanical Engineering industry.
Throughout the course you will study 11 units in total. These include:
Health & Safety
Mechanical Principles and Applications
Further Mechanical Principles
Inspection & Measurement Techniques
More than just a Course
When combined with academic learning in a school or college (or as a stand-alone course in further or higher education), BTEC Nationals develop practical knowledge and skills which help learners to prepare for – and progress in – their chosen career.
Along with A Levels, BTEC Nationals are the most widely-recognised qualification to get into University. In 2015, 95% of UK universities and colleges accepted students with a BTEC qualification.
BTEC has earned a worldwide reputation as a premier applied learning qualification because it provides learners with a clear route into their career. Today’s employers are looking for a confident, work ready employees who have practical knowledge and technical skills that are taught when studying a BTEC.
This is a day release programme over 2 years. The method of assessment is by submitting assignments or a project report, there are no exams
You will learn through a variety of methods which will aim to meet the needs of each individual and accommodate different learning styles for example assessments, group work, practical work, projects and interactive activities.
You are required to have 4 GCSEs at grade C including English and Maths. You will also be required to undertake an interview and will be expected to be working in the Engineering sector
On successful completion of this qualification and dependent on your grade, you can progress onto:
HNC in Mechanical Engineering
HND in Mechanical Engineering