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Construction and Engineering

The BTEC Level 1 course is an essential starting point for anyone interested in Engineering. It will develop the core skills and knowledge that will enable progression to further learning at a higher level and work towards a career in the world of Engineering.

The Diploma offers you the opportunity to develop a range of skills in the engineering sector and supports progression to further study. On successful completion, you will receive a Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Engineering.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs D-G / 3-1 or relevant industry experience.

    Assessment Method

    All units are internally assessed giving you the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. The program uses a range of assessment styles suited to skills, including practical, assignment and project work. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance, using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified.

    Aims of the course

    The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Engineering is designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on learners demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory.

    The qualification gives you the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables you to progress to further learning.

    Progression Opportunities

    The Introductory Diploma in Engineering is primarily for those who want to continue their education and develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment. This qualification prepares you for further learning at a higher level in Engineering.

    After successful completion you can progress to the L2 Diploma in Engineering.


    You will have the opportunity to utilise a range of classroom, IT room and practical workshops throughout the program.

    Career Options

    The Level 1 in Engineering ensures you have the knowledge and hand skills to progress into skilled employment, higher level technical training or an Apprenticeship.

Course Details

Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ £994 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

"Passion, discipline and dedication are the watchwords of being successful – not only in this industry but also in being a better human."

Dan Sherwood

"I’ve learnt that the best thing you can do is get your head down, work hard and put in the hours – it’s worth it."

Omobolaji Raimi

Omobolaji Raimi

"It was not easy to get a job in the engineering industry, so I continued with some short courses and agency work to get more experience. This really helped me to stand out in interviews and enabled me to secure a permanent role."

Saffron Waller

Saffron Waller

"Everyone is really lovely and really encouraging. I’ve got good teachers – they’re nice people and they don’t talk down to students."

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