BTEC Level 1


If you are interested in the dynamic engineering sector this course is a great way to get practical skills you can start using. Engineering employs millions of people in the UK and is a really versatile career.

You will learn how to assemble electronic circuits, manufacture components, carry out routine mechanical servicing and produce engineering drawings.

As well as sector specific skills you will develop a personal progression plan and a host of transferable skills such as problem solving, team working, communication and self management.

You can also progress on to Level 2 qualifications, employment or look toward an Apprenticeship.




Blended - in person and/or online

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What to expect from Skills Training UK

Energising and well-structured lessons, in small groups.

Individual support and mentoring to help you achieve your goals.

Access to our virtual learning environment for on-demand videos and materials to reinforce learning.

Extra support with English and Maths if you need it.

What does a learner need to do?

Attend regular classes either in-person or online.

Allow time for project work and study each week.

Talk to your trainer for support and guidance if you need more support.

Bring a positive attitude to class and any work experience to make sure you get the most from the opportunity.

Course content

The course comprises of two core units and several optional, specialist units.

The core units ensure that all learners will develop:

  • Organisational skills
  • a personal progression plan

Optional specialist units may include:

  • Manufacturing an engineered product using hand tools
  • Manufacturing a component using machining processes
  • Using a welding process to join materials
  • Assembling electronic circuits
  • Carrying out routine mechanical servicing of equipment
  • Carrying out an electrical installation
  • Producing engineering drawings using CAD
  • Carrying out routine service tasks on a motor vehicle


Learners do not need to achieve any other qualifications before registering for a BTEC First. No prior knowledge, understanding or skills are necessary.


You will be awarded a Level 1 certification.


The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award is a Level 1 qualification and is graded either as a Pass,  Merit, or distinction. Assessment is based on individual performance through each of the units.

Whilst I made a great start in the classroom with face-to-face support, I found that I actually preferred learning from the comfort of my own home. I still received the fantastic one-to-one support from my tutors, just virtually, which meant I could continue to get the support I needed.

Hunter Warnock, BTEC Learner

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