Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area


Start Date

September 2018

Course Length

1 year


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds



Course Level


Award to be received


Home / Course / Engineering BTEC Foundation Diploma Level 3 (NQF)

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are looking for a career in engineering or who would like to progress to studying engineering at a higher educational level.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need either a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above including a grade 6 in Mathematics. Or a BTEC at Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, at Merit Level with a Merit in Mathematics.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course has four mandatory topics:

Engineering Principles

Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team

Engineering Product Design and Manufacture

Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering


As well as three optional topics such as:

Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems

Computer Aided Design in Engineering

Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Technology

Functional Skills/GCSE

If you do not have a grade 4/5 GCSE in English you will have to complete either functional skills or a GCSE whichever is deemed appropriate once you have been assessed.


How you will learn

This course is taught with a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work when applicable.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you’ll gain a Technical Certificate for an Advanced Apprenticeship which will help you gain employment in engineering industries.

You could also progress to Higher Education to undertake an HNC/D or Degree in a range of Engineering areas.

What costs will you incur?

Call 0191 511 6000 for course costs.