KS4 & KS5

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector offering greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. 



All units are Internally assessed and there are no Exams. The course is primarily theory based but assessment can take the form of assignments, written reports, presentations, witness statements, posters as well as practical tasks and practical observations.

Year 13 
Unit 1 – Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace (Compulsory Unit)
Unit 12 – Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
Unit 5 - Mechanical Principles and Applications (Compulsory Unit)

Year 14 – 
Choice of Three from Specifications
Units include:
Unit 16 - Engineering Drawing for technicians
Unit 10 - Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
Unit 31 – Computer Aided Manufacture


The BTEC Nationals in Engineering provide an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in design or manufacturing engineering within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, civil and biomedical engineering.


  • BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering

  • BSC Civil Engineering etc.