Engineering BTEC Introductory Diploma Level 1

This level 1 introductory course offers you the perfect route into the exciting world of engineering technology.

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1 Year


September 2020 start


This level 1 course offers a vocational route into the exciting world of engineering technology.

You will cover a range of engineering topics from electronics to modern machining technology.

You will study 1 mandatory unit:

  • Working safely in engineering
    • This unit is designed to introduce you to health and safety issues in engineering. It will help you to be aware of the potential hazards you may be exposed to in engineering environments and cope with and reduce risks.

You will also study 7-15 of 20 optional units, including:

  • Developing Skills in Using a Bench/Pedestal Drilling Machine
  • Developing Skills in Planning and Making a Machined Product
  • Developing Skills in Joining Materials Using Welding
  • Developing Skills in Wiring Electrical Circuits and Components

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSE’s with the following grades:

  • English and maths at 2 or above, and
  • two other GCSEs at 2 or above including Science or a technology


Assessment Methods

You will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence collected throughout the course.


You can go on to study a BTEC Diploma in Engineering level 2

This course will be a perfect stepping stone to a career in engineering.

Fees & Funding

If you are aged between 16 and 18 your fees will be paid for you. You may need to pay some costs for the course. Help may be available for students in financial difficulties.

For more information, contact student support services, tel: 0500 162100.


For more information on applying for this course please see the Apply page.

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