Aims of the course
- Develop a range of transferable engineering skills that will form a foundation for future learning.
- Engage in a range of engineering processes and develop as effective and independent pupils.
- Develop an awareness of emerging technologies and sustainable development.
- Prepare pupils for entry into the workplace
What will I study? – Course Outline
- Engineering Design
- Producing Engineering Products
- Solving Engineering problems
How will I learn? What skills will I acquire?
Pupils learn through:
- Researching and analysing information to produce design solutions for clients.
- Developing design ideas using a range of techniques.
- Reading engineering drawings.
- Developing practical skills to produce engineered products.
- Understanding the impact of new Technology on engineered products.
Pupils acquire skills in:
- Drawing techniques.
- Use of engineering equipment.
- Problem solving.
Application of number.
How will I be assessed?
- Unit 1 – Internal assessment, external assessment
- Unit 2 – Internal assessment, external moderation
- Unit 3 – External moderation
Progression following this course. What’s next?
- Engineering level 3
- Degree courses
Future career opportunities
- Modern apprenticeships in industries such as civil engineering, electronics, cosmetics, medicine, film, building trades. Students can learn and earn through learning in a work environment and getting formal qualifications.
- Students can work towards becoming an Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer or a Chartered Engineer.
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