Engineering BTEC (Foundation Diploma)
Course delivery:Classroom based
Course duration?2 Year(s)
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This qualification is worth 1.5 A Levels. It consists of 60% coursework assignments and 40% externally examined units). Assignments, units and final marks will be graded as Pass (E), Merit (C), Distinction (A) or Distinction* (A*).
This ENGINEERING course is specifically aimed at young people wanting to study Engineering at university or take up an apprenticeship or a degree apprenticeship career in Engineering.
Local engineering employers tell us that they need skilled employees with a good technical knowledge as well as the ability to work well in a team and communicate effectively. This course addresses these needs.
It is ideal for students who would enjoy more practical and project work than they would experience studying 3 A Levels.
Depending on ability, students will study either ONE or TWO A Levels with the new Level 3 Engineering BTEC (National Foundation Diploma - 540 hours - 7 UNITS). They will also complete the Extended Project Qualification in Year 13 worth 0.5 of an A Level. Students NOT taking Maths A Level will be asked to take Core Maths (worth 0.4 of an A Level) over 2 years.
Students will leave the course with the equivalent of 4, 3.5 or 3 A Levels.
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