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BTEC National Certificate in Engineering (180GLH) - on 2020 Performance tables

The DfE has confirmed the BTEC National Certificate in Engineering (180 GLH) has been approved for performance tables in 2020 on Applied General measures. Find out more about the certificate size of this qualification.

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Planning to teach BTEC National Certificate in Engineering? 

You can start planning to teach the new certificate size of this qualification from September 2018. The first external assessment will be in 2019.

The qualification is approved for headline measures in 2020 Applied General lists.


This qualification is intended for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately employment. It aims to provide a coherent introduction to study of the engineering sector.

Structure of the BTEC National Certificate in Engineering 

The new size of this qualification is equivalent to half of an A level and there are two mandatory units, one of which is externally assessed. The external assessment is 67% of the qualification. 

Lets look at the units for this qualification. 

Unit GLH Type How assessed
Unit 1: Engineering Principles 120 Mandatoy and Synoptic External - written exam
Unit 2: Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team 60 Mandatory Internal

Learners complete and achieve both units in order to achieve the overall qualification. 


Specification, SAMs and other resources are available from the course materials section of the qualification page. 


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