Courses for a career in Engineering

What course to take for a career in engineering?


We have created this section to show you what courses are available to you in England so that it can help you get a career in Engineering. It is important to chose the right courses at certain stages of your educational life so that they can help you obtain a career in your chosen industry.

Level 1 & 2

  • GCSE Science
  • GCSE Additional Science
  • GCSE Additional Applied Science
  • GCSE Applied Science (Double Award)
  • GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics ('Triple Science')
  • GCSE Maths
  • BTEC First Certificate in Applied Science
  • BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science
  • OCR National (Level 2) Award Science
  • OCR National (Level 2) Certificate Science
  • City and Guilds (Level 2) e.g. Certificate in Engineering, Engineering Maintenance

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Level 3

  • GCE AS and A Level Biology, Maths, Chemistry and Physics, Further Maths
  • GCE AS and A Level Applied Science (single and double awards)
  • BTEC National Awards in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and Physics
  • BTEC National Certificate in Applied Science
  • BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science
  • City and Guilds (Level 3(+) e.g. Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering

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Your options


Select your age below to find out what options are available to you.

Apprenticeships

  • Young Apprenticeships (appropriate for Key Stage 4)
  • Apprenticeships - the framework contains NVQ Level 2 and a technical certificate such as BTEC First Certificates and Diplomas
  • Advanced Apprenticeships - the framework contains NVQ Level 3 and a technical certificate such as a BTEC National Certificates and Diplomas

Diplomas

Diplomas at Foundation, Higher and Advanced Levels in:

  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Engineering
  • IT