NEW – BTEC L3 Award in Engineering (6-Unit)

BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced Engineering (6-unit) gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are need to prepare for employment or higher qualifications. 

Course Code: L3E-AME1 (CGSM4)
Enrolment Fee: £1365.00  £1050.00 (incl. BTEC reg. fee)
Format: On-line distance learning
Award: BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – 6 unit
Accreditation: EDEXCEL
Study Time / Duration: 360 Hours / 24 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 qualifications including this new 6-unit Award, which is an alternative to the older 6-unit diploma (QCF). This new 6-unit award provides a greater choice of technical units and progression paths, such as HNC 

6 Unit Award (up to 56 new UCAS points)

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 3 technical units from the list below* (These can be specified on your enrollment form)


  • (8) Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems
  • (9) Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
  • (14) Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • (16) Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
  • (40) Industrial Robot Technology*
  • (55) Further Mechanical Principles and Applications*
  • (65) Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  • (70) Applications of Thermodynamic Principles


  • (19) Selecting and Using Programmable Controllers (PLC1)
  • (28) Electrical Technology
  • (29) Electrical Installation
  • (31) Features and Applications of Electrical Machines
  • (32) Three-phase Motors and Drives
  • (33) Further Electrical Principles*
  • (38) Industrial Process Controllers (PLC2)*
  • (56) Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering


  • (24) Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • (71) Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics
  • (72) Construction and Applications of Digital Systems*


  • (6) Further Engineering Mathematics*
  • (12) Engineering Drawing for Technicians.
  • (13) Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering (CAD)*
  • (65) Engineering Design*

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£1050:


If you would prefer to pay your 6-unit Award by direct debit, select the cart below. You can pay £195 deposit, followed by 10 x £90 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements):


3 unit upgrade  to 6 unit BTEC level 3 Award in Engineering

If you already have already completed 3 BTEC level 3 units such as those listed above, you may be able to upgrade to a BTEC 6-unit Award 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 3 to 6 units – £650 full payment


Click ‘Add to cart’ below, if you would prefer to pay your upgrade by direct debit. You can pay £195 deposit, followed by 10 x £55 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements) – £195 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.

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).