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This qualification is aimed at learners preparing for roles in engineering, for example engineering technician or engineering operative. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of content focused on electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines, for example electrical machines and maintenance of mechanical systems.

This qualification has its own purpose. The mandatory and optional content provides a balance of breadth and depth, while retaining a degree of choice for individual learners to study content relevant to their own interests and progression choices. Also, the content may be applied during delivery in a way that is relevant to local employment needs. Engineering covers a broad variety of roles and it involves the application of scientific principles and practical knowledge to transform ideas and materials into products and systems safely and support them during their lifetime. This qualification has a focus on a broad range of engineering specialist areas. Learners taking this qualification will study mandatory content covering:

  • engineering principles and mathematics
  • health and safety, team work and interpreting and creating computer-aided engineering
  • drawings
  • design and manufacture of products.

Entry Requirements

All Level 3 courses at Newbury College now require five GCSE at grade 9-4 or grade A-C as part of the entry requirements.


Prior knowledge of Engineering would be advantageous but not essential. Good level of English, Maths and Science. GCSE A-C or 4-9.


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering


Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: External Internal Synoptic

Home Study

There will be an element of self-study to include research on a number of different topics associated with your units of study.

Work Placement

Work placement is not included on this programme.


Newbury College offers a variety of higher education courses, including Higher National Certificates in Electrical and Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. The BTEC Nationals attract UCAS points. Please go to the UCAS website for full details of the points allocated.

Fees and Additional Costs

If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £180.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. Pearson Learning Services provides a range of engaging resources to support BTEC Nationals, including:

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*Please note that concessions are only available on tuition and do not apply to any additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide information on additional costs, these fees will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. For details of fee remission for learners over 19 and 24+ loans click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email

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