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BTEC Level 1/2 Award

This BTEC qualification in Engineering has been designed to give pupils the opportunity to gain an introductory understanding within engineering, through a balanced curriculum there is the opportunity to progress studying Engineering BTEC Level 3, degree level or the route of apprenticeship/employment, meeting the needs of modern engineering industries. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context.  

BTEC Level 3

Sixth form course information can be found in the sixth form courses page



  • 3 internally assessed assignments (25% each) 
  • 1 externally assessed assignment (25%)


  • Construction
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical/Mechanical Services
  • Environmental
  • Product Design/3D Design
  • Engineering (Civil/Structural)
  • Architecture/Planning


All 4 units are delivered so the learner gains an understanding of the types of information, materials, skills and processes that are used by those working in the engineering sector. The content of this course is mainly theory and written work. Practical work is limited. Details of the units to be studied are:

Unit 1 The Engineering World (CORE UNIT)

This is a written exam, marked externally by the exam board Pearson. You must gain a minimum of a Level 1 Pass in the exam:

  1. know about engineering processes used to produce modern engineered products
  2. know about developments in engineering materials and technologies
  3. understand how engineering contributes to a sustainable future

Unit 2 Investigating an Engineered Product (CORE UNIT)

A series of assignments set and marked internally by the teacher.

  1. Understand the performance requirements of an engineered product
  2. Understand the selection of specific materials for use in the components that make up an engineered product
  3. Understand the selection and use of manufacturing processes in an engineered product
  4. Understand the quality issues related to an engineered product.

Unit 3 Health & Safety in the Workplace (OPTIONAL UNIT)

A series of assignments set and marked internally by the teacher.

  1. Understand safe and effective working in an engineering workplace
  2. Know how to follow procedures and undertake a work activity safely

Unit 5 Engineering Materials (OPTIONAL UNIT)

A series of assignments set and marked internally by the teacher.

  1. Know about the properties of common engineering materials and selection for engineering applications

Know about the supply and sustainable use for engineering materials and selection for an engineering product or activity


All assessed work is graded using the following levels: Level 1 Pass, Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*