Engineering Information Guide
Engineering is a course that develops a wide range of skills that will stand you in good stead for the whole of your working life. Skills you will develop include project planning, problem solving, creativity, communication, teamwork, persistence, numeracy and computer skills. Engineers develop these skills that make them highly employable in lots of different sectors.
The course covers different aspects and fields of engineering, providing a broad experience and deep understanding of a variety of topics, including:
Engineering apprentices earn almost double the national apprentice wage and starting salaries for engineering and technology graduates are around 20% higher than the average graduate starting salary*. The engineering course is a BTEC and equivalent to 1 A Level. Students who complete the course can progress on to university, studying a specific engineering discipline, as well as gaining opportunities for employment and apprenticeships. There are many roles in this sector where recruitment is at graduate level. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example:
4 units across two years.
*Data taken from Engineering UK 2018: The state of Engineering