Engineering at The JCB Academy Sixth Form

Engineering Pathway

Engineers are at the forefront of shaping the world we live in, helping to solve our biggest challenges. From dealing with cyber security, enabling commercial space travel and minimsing the impact of natural disasters to developing sustainable energy, food, housing and products, engineers help pave the way to a better future for everyone.

Engineering at The JCB Academy Sixth Form

The JCB Academy Sixth Form offers engineering at two levels, a BTEC National Level 3 Diploma and a BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma. The level 3 diploma can be complimented with an A-level and is the most demanding and rewarding of our vocational pathways.

Learners work with industry professionals, both our own and those of our ‘challenge’ partner companies, to develop engineering knowledge and skills and to apply these to solve genuine engineering challenges. This challenge partner working offers much more than academic progress and helps contextualise learning and develop employability skills. These engineering partners include: Toyota, JCB and Bosch Rexroth. Learners experience numerous challenges that are specifically linked to real-world problems.

The problem-solving skills and technical mastery that learners develop on this course are sought after by universities, industry and business with many of these actively recruiting from our roll. Learners are encouraged to push themselves to establish their professional skills as a complement to their academic achievements giving them a huge head start in securing the next step in their career.