BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (12-unit)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (12-unit) gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are need to prepare for employment such as a mechanical technician, workshop machinist  or for higher qualifications. 

Course Code: L3E-AME12M (DCJM7)
Course and BTEC reg. fee: £1825.00 or £125/mth
Format: On-line distance learning
Award: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering – 12 unit – Mechanical pathway*
Accreditation: Pearson
Study Time / Duration: Flexible –  up to 720 Hours / 48 months
Requirements: Age: 18+ Yrs

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (12 Unit course): Mechanical Pathway – Up to 96 UCAS points

Qualification number (QN): 601/9054/1

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. These qualifications were designed to meet the requirements of an engineering apprenticeship and also to prepare students for progression to a range of higher education programmes. Under government business and educational rules, these 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 new 12-unit diploma (NQF), which is an alternative to the older 12-unit diploma (QCF). This new course provides a greater choice of technical units and progression paths, such as HNC/D

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.

The 5 core units are:

Plus 5 technical units from the list below


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: £1825 single payment

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Payment Plan: £125 deposit followed by 15 monthly payments of £125

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If you already have 9-unit BTEC Award, you can upgrade to the next level (12 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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Additional Notes:

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

For further information on this qualification see: