National Diploma in Engineering
BTEC National Diploma Level 3
There are 2 pathways available in Engineering.
National Diploma in Engineering – This is equivalent in size to two A Levels and would be suitable for learners wanting to study engineering and an additional A-level. It consists of 10 units of which 5 are mandatory and 2 are external examined units.
National Extended Diploma in Engineering – This is equivalent in size to three A Levels. It consists of 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are external.
You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities including high-spec prototyping workshops, computer aided design facility, sophisticated machine suites and IT environments for creating, inventing and testing with technology.
Throughout your time here you’ll work on projects provided by employers and Higher Education Institutions. You will be working on industry standard software to create engineering drawings, circuits and programming. You will learn how modern and smart materials are impacting the development of products and manufacturing. You will also learn the importance of maintenance systems on modern production methods for producing high quality technological products.
During the course you will study engineering principles, design and manufacture, electronics, microcontrollers, calculus, computer aided design (CAD), materials, secondary processes, sustainable transport and have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have to group and individual projects.
Diploma applicants for Level 3 admission will need to meet a minimum entry requirement of 5 GCSE passes at 9-4 (or equivalent) including English, Maths.
Extended applicants for Level 3 admission will need to meet a minimum entry requirement of 5 GCSE passes at 9-4 (or equivalent) including 9-5 in English, Maths.
Your next steps…
BTEC National Diploma in Engineering can lead to further study, university, apprenticeships and employment in a range of fields including Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineer, Design Engineer, CNC Programmer, CAD Design, Manufacture Engineering including heavy industry and the food industry, along with many others.
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