Course Details

  • This Level 1 Engineering qualification provides an introduction to engineering design and build projects for 16-18 year olds who might be interested in studying engineering at a higher level in the next academic year.
    The award will give you the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment with a focus on four areas of equal importance and will cover:

    • Development of key engineering practical and technical skills, such as research, observation, measurement, making, using computer-aided design (CAD) and disassembly
    • Knowledge of key engineering sectors (mechanical, electrical/electronic and engineering design) and the interrelation of each in industry
    • Knowledge of the stages involved in planning and implementing an engineering project
    • Knowledge and skills involved in the investigation of solutions to engineering problems in response to a given brief.

  • Applicants must possess GCSEs in English and maths at Grade 2 or Functional Level 1 in English and maths as a minimum requirement

  • Study will be both classroom and practically based with a project-based learning approach.
    You’ll be assessed through internal assessments on skills and knowledge and through an external assessment responding to an engineering brief.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, you’ll know more about the wide range of career roles and opportunities available in engineering and will be able to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering in September.

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  • This course is for 16-18 year olds and is fully funded.

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