BTEC Engineering

The BTEC Engineering course Structure

These qualifications look at the engineered world around us and combine theory and practical skills, internal and external assessment together with generic skills such as research skills and project management.  This blend of competence is in high demand within the industry where there continues to be a need for talented engineers.  The wide range of specialist optional units offered will inspire and enthuse all and give young people the opportunity to experience a number of engineering sectors.


The BTEC Engineering course is assessed as follows

Externally Assessed Units  (25% of the final mark)

Externally assessed units will be tested onscreen, and on demand giving you maximum flexibility over testing at different times of the academic year and with different cohorts. Tests will be ramped from level 1 content up to a Level 2 Distinction and be interactive and engaging for all learners as well as adding rigour to assessment.


Unit 1: The Engineered World

This unit is part of the core for all sizes of the qualification.  Learners will investigate the engineering processes used to manufacture modern products within different engineering sectors and study what engineering developments are impacting on life today, and in the near future.

The onscreen test will consist of a series of questions which allow the learner to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relevant to the engineered world, including modern materials and processes and sustainability.


Internally Assessed Units (75% of the final mark)

Investigating an Engineered Product

This unit is part of the core for all sizes of the qualification. It is synoptic in nature and draws upon the knowledge and understanding gained throughout the qualification.

Learners will disassemble and analyse an engineered product of their choice to investigate the materials and commercial production processes used in manufacture.  This allows learners to understand why certain materials are used, how they are produced accurately and the importance of quality assurance within engineering.