Engineering BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

What will I learn?

This course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced teachers of Physics, Electronics and Engineering; using the excellent facilities already available in these areas.

This BTEC in Engineering (Level 3) includes 6 Units of work delivered over two years, three units per year. The first year will result in a BTEC level 3 Certificate (equivalent to one AS level).

Year 2 will aim to expand knowledge of the basics embedded throughout their first year and challenge students to apply these to real-life scenarios. Year 2 will result in the full Subsidiary Diploma at level 3 (equivalent to one A-level).

Core Units

Year 1
Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
Mechanical Principles and Applications
Principles of applications of electronic devices and circuits

Year 2
Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Properties and applications of engineering materials

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 4 in Maths and Science. You could also have a Level 2 vocational science or engineering qualification (e.g BTEC or OCR National) at merit of above. GCSE English at grade 4 or above is preferred. A GCSE Average above 4.

How long will it take to qualify?

2 Years

How will I be assessed?

The course has no formal examination, so units will be assessed by the completion of the appropriate coursework. Students will need to work to set deadlines, and be highly committed to work outside of taught lessons.

Additional Learning Opportunities

Extra support is available through timetabled workshops, revision and twilight sessions. Students could also pursue their interest in engineering through student lead societies.

Who is this course aimed at?

The BTEC in Engineering is aimed at people with a genuine interest in developing their understanding of the diverse range of demands in the modern world of engineering:

• Students who want to enhance their scientific and technical knowledge in a well established science department whose students regularly wins awards for their outstanding achievement;
• Students who wish to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to progress into higher education;
• Students interested in careers and/or apprenticeships within Engineering.

What next?

Apprenticeships and university study in engineering disciplines are popular and you will have the skills to work in a diverse range of technical careers.




  • BTEC Level 2/3


  • Engineering

Course Length

  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider