West Thames College London

Engineering for 14-16 year olds

Our new programmes for 14 to 16 year olds are designed to equip young people with GCSEs in English, maths and other core subjects whilst at the same time studying an engineering vocational course.

Key course features

Level: Level 1

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

This course is for school pupils preparing to start their GCSEs.

About the course

You will study:

  • GCSE English
  • GCSE Maths
  • GCSE Double Science
  • GCSE Citizenship
  • A specialist Engineering vocational course equivalent to 2 GCSEs
  • PE
  • Religious Education
  • Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Additional opportunities

You can use the college’s facilities and learning resources and take part in sport and leisure activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will meet your tutor regularly to set individual targets. This will help you to complete your coursework, fulfil your potential and complete your qualification.

Where next?

At the end of your course you can progress onto an advanced BTEC vocational programme for a specific career pathway, an Apprenticeship, a Traineeship or a Job with training.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply you will need to:

  • Be performing well in core academic subjects.
  • Have achieved level 4 at Key Stage 2 in English and maths
  • Be interested and enthusiastic about your preferred vocational options
  • Attend an interview and demonstrate your commitment and ability to succeed in your studies
  • Complete an initial assessment test.
How to apply?
Please click here to download and complete the application form. On completion, please return to Admissions, West Thames College, FREEPOST SEA10045, Isleworth, TW7 4BR


  1. Sabina Enu-Kwesi

    Engineering student

    Sabina Enu-Kwesi

    “We get so much help and you never feel like you’re wrong – you’re just learning. I feel like I’m making progress every day and I’m getting better and better at what I do. I had the opportunity to do some work experience at British Airways in the servicing and repairs department which encouraged me to work harder to achieve my goal of becoming a civil engineer.”

  2. Susan Thapa

    BTEC Level 2 Engineering

    Susan Thapa

    "In the future, if I do well I would like to become an engineer. I'm more interested in the design side and I enjoy using CAD so I would probably specialise in this area. The good thing about the course is I can learn the basics and then choose what to specialise in later."


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