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This course is designed for ages 16-19.

The BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering Level 3 course provides you with a good understanding of a broad range of engineering areas including mechanical, electronic, and computer-aided engineering.

You will learn how to design engineering products and use cutting-edge technology to produce prototypes.

This course will lead to:

  • Advanced apprenticeship in engineering
  • Continue your studies in engineering on a degree or higher national course.

The entry requirements for this course are:

You must have completed the Engineering Level 2 course

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English, Maths and Science
  • Interview and assessment

If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Engineering principles
  • Engineering product design and manufacture
  • Computer aided design in engineering
  • Additive manufacturing processes

You will be assessed using a mix of theory and practical assessments which will be carried out to industry standards.

The assessment methods will be a mix of the below:

  • Practical assessments
  • Theory based assessments
  • Online exams

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