Course Overview

BTEC Level 3 Engineering diploma will be made up of 720 guided learning hours and is equivalent to 2 A Levels. It comprises of mandatory units and optional units. The course will be delivered in both science laboratories and the Technology workshop. Learners will have the opportunity to develop both practical and theory elements of engineering as well as using CAD/CAM within the course.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum grade 6 in science and maths. 

Course Outline

Units include:

  • Engineering Principals
  • Safety in Engineering
  • Product design and manufacture
  • Commercial and quality engineering
  • A specialist project



Most of the assessment for this course is through coursework which is assessed with the classroom specialist.


The course will mainly be made up of internally marked coursework units.


The course is made up of coursework and an externally marked unit.

Exam Board

Pearsons BTEC National Diploma in Engineering Level 3.

Student Portrait

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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