BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Engineering (Automotive 9-unit)

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Engineering (9-unit), offers Automotive Technicians a motor vehicle pathway providing knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed to prepare for employment or higher qualifications. 

Course Code: L3E-AME9A (CGSM4)
Course and BTEC reg. fee: £1495 or £110/mth
Format: On-line distance learning
Award: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in  Engineering (Auto) – 9 unit*
Accreditation: Pearson (Edexcel)
Study Time / Duration: Flexible – up to 540 Hours / 360 months
Requirements: Age: 18+ Yrs

BTEC 9 Unit Cerificate (BTEC Level 3 on-line engineering course) – Motor Vehicle Pathway

Up to 72 UCAS points

Qualification number (QN): 601/9049/B

Under government business and educational rules, these level-3 BTEC engineering qualifications have been designed to be:

  • relevant to individuals and employers and affordable for all sizes of business and for individuals
  • rigorous and based on a robust future-looking occupational standard designed and assessed by the sector
  • recognised as worthy of investment, giving a clear signal of the economically valuable skills, knowledge and understanding required in an occupation now and in the future.

Tecol has now been accredited by Pearson to offer these BTEC qualifications including this course with motor vehicle units

This 9 unit course offers a balanced programme of electronic,  electrical, and mechanical systems applied to motor vehicles. You can find out more about the content of this course by clicking on the 9 units below:

The 3 core units are:

  1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace (Unit A1)
  2. Communication for engineering technicians (Unit A2)
  3. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit A3)

Plus  6 technical motor vehicle units as listed below*

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

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. If you have specific unit requirements which are different than those listed above, please indicate these on your  enrolment form and discuss with your tutor.

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).


Payment Options

To get started and enrolled please select payment choice (all prices include BTEC registration fee):

Full Payment: £1495 single payment

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Payment Plan: £110 deposit followed by 14 monthly payments of £110

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If you already have 6-unit BTEC Award, you can upgrade to the next level (9 units) by completing only 3 additional units

Upgrade Full Payment Addional 3 Units £550 single payment

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Upgrade Payment Plan: Additional 3 Units £100 deposit followed by 10 monthly payments of £50

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Note your BTEC registration will be upgraded, and is now included in the above price

Although all your course material will be available online; if you would also like a paper copy of the course material for 9 unit course material (paper copy) – £75 please contact

Additional Notes:

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

For further information on this qualification see: