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BTEC Foundation GNVQ Engineering

One Year Course 

Course Content

This course aims to give students a good basic grounding in engineering. It focuses on practical skills and involves compulsory units in design and graphical communication, the making of engineered products and the application of new technology in engineering.

The following optional units are available: 

  • Application of Computers in Engineering

  • Applied Science and Mathematics  for Engineering

  • Health and Safety in Engineering

Students also work towards an NVQ Level 2 in engineering as part of this programme. This supplementary qualification involves subjects such as fitting, turning, milling and various electrical units. Studies in communications, application of numbers and information communication technology also form part of the course.

Method of Assessment

Students are assessed through set assignments, external tests and case studies.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but applicants should have a genuine interest in either mechanical or electrical engineering. 


This qualification will help students to progress onto higher level qualifications, such as an Intermediate GNVQ or GCSE¹s. Alternatively, it can lead to a range of jobs in the local manufacturing industry.