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BTEC – Engineering


Morriston offers the BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering, allowing students to gain practical and academic experiences relating to a career in engineering. The engineering sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. The BTECH Nationals in Engineering have been designed to give new
entrants to the engineering sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern mechanical engineering industries. The course involves regular field visits to a variety of engineering outlets and the participation team building work related activities. This course is equivalent to 40-120 UCAS points, 1 GCE A level.

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for those who have studied and enjoyed engineering, Mathematics and Physics in year 10 & 11. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t join if you haven’t studied one of these disciplines before. Due to the mathematical content of the course, a minimum requirement of GCSE Maths grade C or above is required on the higher tier paper.

Course Overview

There’s a good mix of practical and theoretical work. Students are required to complete all units of study to at least a pass criterion. There is no external examination, but requires students to complete all given assignments.

Unit Title Details


Unit 1 Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace This unit will give you an understanding of the key features of health & safety legislations and regulations and how these are applied in engineering to ensure safe working conditions.

Unit 16 Engineering Drawing for Technicians During this unit you will be able to produce engineering drawings of different components, assemblies and circuits using a variety of sketching, drawing and computer aided drafting techniques.

Unit 44 Engineering Maintenance Procedures & Techniques This unit will give learners the understanding that the correct maintenance of engineering systems results in improved efficiency and can save organisations time and money in relation to system downtime & stoppages in production. This unit introduces learners to a range on commonly used
engineering maintenance procedures and motion techniques, which may be encountered in any manufacturing, plant or process environment. The unit will also help learners understand how the data gathered from monitoring engineering systems can be used.


Unit 5 Mechanical Principles & Applications This unit aims to give the opportunity to extend their knowledge of mechanical principles and to apply them when solving engineering problems

Unit 22 Fabrication Processes & Technology This unit aims to give you knowledge of the processes used to safely measure, mark out, cut, form and assemble fabricated structures using sheet metal.

Unit 31 Computer Aided Manufacture This unit aims to develop an appreciation of the use of computer systems in a world class manufacturing environment & how they are applied to product design and manufacture. Emphasis is placed on the need for a total approach to product development, in particular the interface between the various functions of the design
and make process and the use of simultaneous engineering.


The course is designed to support students who wish to embark on an apprenticeship or University degree is all sectors of Engineering. The course has to date allowed pupils to progress in a range of directions including, the private sector and the military.

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