BTEC Enhanced Engineering Programme - Mechanical Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Apprenticeship aptitude test (integral screening exercise (Skillbuilder/Vark)); and
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including:
    • English or Welsh 1st Language,
    • Grade B in maths
    • Three other grade Cs preferably in science or related subjects

First Certificate or Level 1 programmes are not accepted.

In a nutshell

This full-time Enhanced Engineering Programme provides training, real work experience and the opportunity to progress onto a fully sponsored apprenticeship.

This course is for you if...

... You want to pursue a career in the field of Mechanical Engineering
... You’d like to progress to an apprenticeship
... You’d like a theoretical and practical mix of study

What will I be doing?

This course will be delivered full time over 36 weeks for 30 hours per week on the college campus. There’ll be a minimum of 5 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks work experience placement. You’ll visit a number of leading manufacturing companies in Wales.

As this is a practical, work-related course, on which you’ll learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. You’ll study units such as:

  • Health and safety
  • Communication
  • Mechanical principles and applications
  • Mathematics
  • Finishing/secondary processes
  • Measurement and inspection techniques
  • Computer aided drafting
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Engineering drawing for technicians

You’ll be assessed through practical and written assignments, presentations, portfolios, demonstrations and observation. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

  • Level 3 in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Level 2 PEO (Professional Employer Organisation) – 6 units chosen to support specific industry requests
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

What is expected of me?

To enter this course, you’ll need to pass an Apprenticeship aptitude test (integral screening exercise (Skillbuilder/Vark)) and have:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including:
    • English or Welsh First Language,
    • Grade B in Maths
    • Three other Grade Cs, preferably in Science or related subjects

Full commitment to attendance is required. You’ll need to be able to work independently and as part of a team. A strong desire to work in the engineering industry is also required, as progression from this course is to an apprenticeship. Everyone is expected to abide by the college ethos and to be willing to participate in a minimum of 5 weeks work placement.

What comes next?

An apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering.

Additional information

You’ll be given a tool kit worth approximately £200.00 when you successfully complete the course.

You’ll need to supply your own stationery e.g. folders, subject dividers, pens, pencils, colouring pencils, compass, ruler and scientific calculator.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

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

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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