BTEC Level 3 Foundation Award in Engineering (Mechanical: 3-unit)

This BTEC Level-3 Foundation Award in Engineering (Mechanical) gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are need to prepare for employment and further qualifications. 

Course Code: L3E-FA01-DLGV2
Enrolment & BTEC Reg. Fee: £650.00
Format: On-line
Award: BTEC Level 3 Foundation Award (Mechanical pathway*)
Accreditation: Pearson/Edexcel
Study Time / Duration: Flexible –  up to 180 Hours / 12 months
Requirements: Age – Min. 18 Yrs


BTEC Level 3 Foundation Award in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design, maintain, repair and operate everything we need in our daily lives. They provide efficient solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from small component designs to extremely large plant, machinery or vehicles. They can work on all stages of a product, from research and development to design and manufacture, through to installation and final commissioning.

Most industries rely on a form of mechanical systems and mechanical engineering is thought to be one of the most diverse of all engineering disciplines. There are employment opportunities available in a wide range of sectors, such as the manufacturing, power, construction and medical industries. This Award aims to equip you with a solid mechanical knowledge as included in the following 3 units:

  1. Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
  2. Engineering Secondary Finishing Techniques
  3. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

Each unit is normally split into 4 sections to make studying easier via our online Moodle education platform. You will be assessed with 2 assessments that your tutor will send you on request, so there is no large end of course exam. Also remember you have 12 months of access to your tutor to take you every step of the way. Alternative units are available on request

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Full Payment: £650 single payment

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Payment Plan: £100 deposit followed by 10 monthly payments of £65

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If you already have a Tecol level 3 1-unit Award, you may can upgrade to a level 3 units by completing only 2 additional units and getting registered with BTEC.  During your enrolment process, we will confirm with you your choice of units.

Upgrade Full Payment Additional 2 Units £495 single payment

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BTEC 3 to 6 ‘Upgrade’: When you gain out 3-unit BTEC Foundation Award, you can upgrade your course to an  BTEC 6-unit Edexcel BTEC Award by completing only 3 additional units – see ‘6 unit awards’ on our web site for details


*Full qualification title – Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)

(Note: these qualifications have replaced the older QCF 3-unit certificate)