BTEC Diploma in Vocational Studies - Engineering Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering & Automotive



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.

In a nutshell

This course will provide you with a range of progression opportunities, including further learning at the college on one of our next level courses, an apprenticeship or employment!

This course is for you if...

... You have a keen interest in engineering

... You’re unsure what route you want to take

... You want to cover a broad range of engineering aspects

What will I be doing?

You'll get the opportunity to try more than one vocational area and gain an insight into college life. You'll develop practical, transferable skills and complete tasks that focus on demonstrating what you can do and what you have learned.

The core units are the same across all our Vocational Studies courses, which will help you develop your skills within your chosen vocational area. If you need to change to a different course, you can transfer the units studied on this course to your next one, if needed.

The core units you’ll follow include:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic

The Engineering units may include:

  • Manufacturing an Engineered Product Using Hand Tools
  • Carrying out an Electrical Installation
  • Producing Engineering Drawings Using CAD
  • Carrying out Routine Service Tasks on a Motor Vehicle
  • Drawing a Plan of a Room
  • Making an Electrical Circuit
  • Practical Actions to Protect the Environment

You’ll be assessed through assignments, tasks and practical assessments. Upon completion, you’ll gain:

  • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English (if you haven't achieved a Grade C or above at GCSE level)
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

What is expected of me?

There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.

You’ll need to be motivated, hardworking and willing to try new things in the vocational areas. There’ll be an expectation that you practise skills and techniques in realistic work environments within college, allowing you to build on your employability skills. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a compulsory requirement of this course.

What comes next?

  • You could continue your studies at Level 2 in a vocational area of your choice
  • You could progress onto an apprenticeship
  • You could get a job in your chosen field

Additional information

You’ll be expected to purchase some materials to support your learning, such as a sketchbook. Additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits.

Where can I study BTEC Diploma in Vocational Studies - Engineering Level 1?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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