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BTEC Level 2 Diploma

What will I study?

In the new Diploma, students will learn how to harness their creativity and to design new products and services, gain experience and confidence in making decisions and learn how to work independently and in teams. All of these are very transferable skills. Employers often say that they want articulate recruits with good self-awareness, thinking skills, flexible minds and the ability to make good decisions. This course develops all of these. The BTEC Diploma comprises three Core Units, four further Mandatory Units and a variety of Optional Specialist Units.

The Core Units include:

  • The Engineered World (externally assessed)
  • Investigating an Engineered Product
  • An Introduction to Communications in Engineering.

The Mandatory Units include:

  • Health and Safety in Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Interpreting Engineering Information (external assessment)
  • Mathematics for Engineering 

Other Specialist Units may include:

  • Electronic Circuit Design and Construction Welding

What do I need to study this course?

4 GCSEs (Grade 3-2), including English and Mathematics (Grade 3 or higher), and a clear commitment to this area of study.

How will I be assessed?

Two units out of an equivalent of 12 are assessed externally. The remainder are coursework based. It is important to note that the Merit and Distinction grading criteria require a qualitative improvement in a student’s evidence and not simply the production of more evidence at the same level.

Where will a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering lead me? 

On successful completion of the BTEC Diploma students can progress to employment or, with a minimum of a Merit grade, onto the BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma in Engineering.