BTEC Engineering

Exam Board: BTEC - Pearson Edexcel

About the course 

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of how businesses work. It carries equivalent UCAS points to A levels but is a different sort of qualification, assessed through a combination of exams and coursework and focused on real businesses rather than a theoretical approach. You will study areas such as marketing, accounting, people management, business operations, ethical issues and consumer law. You will develop your skills in report writing, presentations and research. Above all, this is a practical subject rooted in business case studies and occasional visits.

Possible units include:

  • Engineering Principles – mainly mathematics and engineering theory
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team – exploring how processes are undertaken by teams to create engineered products (None practical)
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture – exploring engineering product design and manufacturing processes (None practical)
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits – exploring the operation of electronic devices and their uses in circuits through simulation and practical exercises to build and test physical analogue and digital circuits (Approximately 40% practical work)
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering – developing two-dimensional (2D) detailed drawings and three-dimensional (3D) models using a computer aided design (CAD) system (Computer based work)