KEY STAGE 4 (NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Engineering)
This course gives students an introduction to engineering that includes a vocational and project-based element. It encourages the learner to use knowledge and practical tools to focus on developing transferable skills in practical engineering accompanied by theoretical knowledge to help with progression into employment and onto further education. The study of engineering is the application of maths and science to solve real world problems. Learners will be able to read technical drawings, select appropriate materials along with tools and machinery, and know how to carry out a practical task, working in a safe manner in line with current health and safety legislation.
KEY STAGE 5 (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering)
This qualification is intended for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education or an apprenticeship and ultimately employment. It aims to provide a coherent introduction to study of the engineering sector.
The course will take a unit-by-unit approach and offer a combination of assessment styles. This gives learners the opportunity to showcase their skills and apply their knowledge in an appropriate, work-related context, and provides evidence of what they can do when they apply to enter higher education or employment.