|Mr G Kent|
|Mr L Fuller|
Examining board: Edexcel
A BTEC First Award and Certificate is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. It introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification.
The BTEC First Award is equivalent to one GCSE grades A*– C
The BTEC First Certificate is equivalent to two GCSEs grades A*– C
How is the Course Structured?
Types of Units Within the Qualifications:
The BTEC First qualifications have core, mandatory and optional specialist units. These are an example of the units required to pass the certificate in engineering.
|Unit 1 The Engineered World||External 30 hrs.|
|Unit 2 Investigating an Engineered Product||Internal 30 hrs.|
|Unit 9 Interpreting and Using Engineering Information||External 30 hrs.|
|Unit 10 Mathematics for Engineering||Internal 30 hrs.|
Optional Specialist Units
|Unit 4 Engineering Maintenance||Internal 30 hrs.|
|Unit 5 Engineering Materials||Internal 30 hrs.|
|Unit 6 Computer-aided Engineering||Internal 30 hrs.|
|Unit 7 Machining Techniques||Internal 60 hrs.|
What can I do at the end of the course?
With further training or study, students may progress into careers in the Engineering industry including:
Motor Vehicle design and manufacture.
Motor Vehicle maintenance.
A BTEC First in Engineering prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course, such as:
BTEC National Diploma, Certificate or Award in Engineering.
BTEC National Diploma or Certificate in Engineering.