NEW – BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Engineering (9-unit)

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Engineering (9-unit) gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are need to prepare for employment or higher qualifications. 

Course Code: L3E-AME9 (CGSM4)
Course and BTEC reg. fee: £1425.00
Format: On-line distance learning
Award: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in  Engineering – 9 unit*
Accreditation: EDEXCEL
Study Time / Duration: 540 Hours / 36 months
Requirements: Age – Min. 16 Yrs

In 2013, the UK government began to reform skills training,  with the aim of making them more rigorous and responsive to employers’ needs. Pearson (Edexcel) has been working closely with employer groups, referred to as Trailblazers, in the development of technical knowledge at BTEC level 3. Tecol has now been accredited by Edexcel to offer these BTEC qualifications including this new 9-unit Certificate, which is an alternative to the older 9-unit diploma (QCF). This new 9-unit course provides a greater choice of technical units and progression paths, such as HNC

9 Unit BTEC Certificate

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:
● develop core skills in  communication, mathematics, health and safety in the engineering workplace
● develop the technical knowledge, understanding and skills required to meet the needs of the learner/employer
● achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification.

  1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  2. Communication for engineering technicians
  3. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

Plus choose any 6 technical units from the list below* (These can be specified on your enrolment form)

Mechanical & General

  • (8) Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems
  • (9) Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
  • (14) Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • (12) Engineering Drawing for Technicians.
  • (16) Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
  • (65) Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  • (70) Applications of Thermodynamic Principles
  • (6) Further Engineering Mathematics*
  • (13) Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering (CAD)*
  • (40) Industrial Robot Technology*
  • (55) Further Mechanical Principles and Applications*
  • (65) Engineering Design*

Electrical & Electronic

  • (19) Selecting and Using Programmable Controllers (PLC1)
  • (24) Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • (28) Electrical Technology
  • (29) Electrical Installation
  • (31) Features and Applications of Electrical Machines
  • (32) Three-phase Motors and Drives
  • (56) Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering
  • (71) Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics
  • (33) Further Electrical Principles*
  • (38) Industrial Process Controllers (PLC2)*
  • (72) Construction and Applications of Digital Systems*

Motor vehicle*

  • (41) Vehicle Electronic Ancillary and Information Systems*
  • (47) Electrical and Electronic Principles for Vehicle Technology*
  • (48) Vehicle Engine Management Systems*

Note, vehicle units will require access to vehicles and appropriate garage equipment to meet the practical assessment criteria

*Under development and not currently available

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to start your Diploma enrolment£1425 full payment


If you would prefer to pay your 9-unit Certificate by direct debit, select the cart below. You can pay £120 deposit, followed by 12 x £120 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements):


3 unit upgrade  to 9 unit BTEC level 3 Certificate in Engineering

If you already have already completed 6 units  such as those listed above, you may be able to upgrade to a BTEC 9-unit Certificate by completing only 3 additional units. These may be core, technical or a mix of units depending on your current qualifications

Click ‘Add to cart’ below to add 3 units to upgrade from 6 to 9 units – £550 full payment


Click ‘Add to cart’ below, if you would prefer to pay your upgrade by direct debit. You can pay £100 deposit, followed by 10 x £50 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements) – £100 deposit


Each unit is further split into bite sized topics to make studying easier via our online Moodle education platform. You will be have 2 assessments for each unit. The above prices include the Edexcel BTEC registration fee.

*Full Certificate title is: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) (BTEC NQF)

These qualifications are supported by:
● the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Employer Group, which includes, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Ford, BMW, Vauxhall, Aston Martin, Nissan, GTA England
● the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) professional society for the engineering and technology community
● the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) professional engineering institution
● Semta, the Sector Skills Council for the Engineering sector
● the National Forum of Engineering Centres (NFEC).