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Engineering is defined as the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures. In an overview engineering is a study of how obstructions can be overcome by the application of mathematics. Engineering is a highly diverse area and the course is made up of a variety of topics covering a large range of engineering branches, to give an idea of future careers. Students will study a range of topics ranging from Health and safety to electrical, mechanical and chemical with an emphasis on mathematics.


    Assessment is comprised of one written exam marked externally in Year 1 of the course and a series of assignments set and marked internally.

     Year 2 comprises of a task set and marked by the exam board, Pearson and a series of assessments set and marked internally by the tutor.

    Entry Requirements

    At least a Grade 5 and 6 in Mathematics and Physics (for students who have studied Physics in Triple Science), or Mathematics and best GCSE Science (for students who have not studied Triple Award).

    Average GCSE Scores

    Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
    We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

    - - 9
    A* - 8
    A - 7
    B - 6
    C - 5
    D - 4
    E - 3
    F - 2
    G - 1

    How to work out your average GCSE Score
    To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

    BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

    There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

    EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


    • Chemical behaviours of materials in an engineering context.
    • Mechanical Engineering ranging from moments to vectors to thermodynamics.
    • Mathematics, Applied calculus, geometry and statistics.
    • Health and safety with an emphasis on legislations applying to the employee in an engineering situation.
    • Electrical principles with basic circuitry and a close link to electrical power regulation.
    • Quality assurance and testing are also covered in a precision orientated manner.


    The course will also prepare you to take Engineering or a related discipline to a higher level. Or enter the world of work be it via apprenticeship or by employment independent of higher education. The course will also further your chances of entering the science industry in any applicable area.

    Course Information


    BTEC Level 3

    Course Work