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Engineering BTEC Level 1

If you want to learn about the basics of engineering, this course could be the one! It enables you to work towards becoming a technician of the future in all sorts of new technologies and can lead onto level 2 courses.


Many of the subjects covered involve practical work which blends with the theory, however it is not a craft course (such as motor vehicle maintenance).


Exam Board: Pearson



Search your university and career options if you study Engineering BTEC Level 1

  • What will I study and learn?

    This course can help you take your first steps towards a career in sectors such as manufacturing, automotive, electrical and mechanical engineering. You’ll learn about processes, materials, and how engineering contributes to a sustainable future.

    Units include:

    • Developing Skills in Making Engineering Components Using Hand Tools
    • Developing Skills in Planning and Making a Machined Product
    • Developing Skills in Joining Materials Using Welding
    • Developing Skills in Wiring Electrical Circuits and Components
    • Developing Skills in Assembling Mechanical Components
  • How is the course assessed?

    This course is assessed through a combination of practical and written assignments.

  • What courses would combine well with this course?

    Depending on your GCSE results, you will study functional skills, English and Maths. 

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F.

  • What could the course lead to in higher education or careers?

    The course is an ideal preparation for a Level 2 course in Engineering, Applied Science, Computer Science and IT, or Construction. You could also apply for apprenticeships or work in the field.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    Safety boots, clothing and materials will cost £85. A textbook will be approximately £20 if you want to buy your own. There will also be fares for visits.

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