Title of qualification achieved at the end of the course
Engineering, Vocational Level 2 (WJEC)
What will you learn/How will you be taught?
The course structure is 75% coursework (starting in June of Year 10) and 25% examination (at the end of Year 10, duration 1 hour 30 minutes).
The lessons are structured as follows (per fortnight):
In Year 10 September to June –
2 lessons (one per week) of theory (homework will be set in these lessons);
1 to 2 double lessons of focussed practical work – developing your making skills;
2 to 4 lessons on extended projects – these lessons will develop your investigative, design and problem-solving skills, machinery knowledge and analytical skills.
In June in Year 10 to the end of the course –
3 lessons of theory;
4 lessons focussed on completing your coursework to the best of your ability.
During the course you will gain knowledge and experience in a wide range of Engineering communication, both traditional and computer based (using 2D Design and SolidWorks). This course is an academic course with a large amount of focussed academic areas including applied subject knowledge in Science, Technology and Maths. The course gives a broad base of knowledge of the Engineering world.
Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to investigate, a range of manufacturing techniques, using manual and computer operated machinery to make engineering products to a high quality and tolerance. This will be assessed with a practical-focus task with writing documentation alongside.
You will develop CAD skills using industry standard software and have the opportunities to design products using an Engineering context. This is the second piece of analytical coursework.
This course will help to develop your problem-solving ability and analytical skills and is ideal for the creative and enquiring mind.
Why study this subject?
Engineering opens the doors to so many careers and opportunities at university degree level and for Level 3/4 apprenticeships. Potential careers that are supported by studying Engineering: Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Computing, Structural, Civil Engineering, Bio-Mechanical, Plumbing, Architecture, Design, Automotive, Rail, Road, Chemical Engineering, and Nano Technology, to name just a few.
Have you ever wondered how the world and advances in technology and the human race have developed and been realised? Engineering is the answer. Anything and almost everything had to be engineered in one way or another from the trainers that you wear to the planes you fly in and the medicines that keep us alive.
Engineering is for people who want to know how things work, how they can be changed for the better and how to solve the problems we face today and in the future – and never stop questioning and challenging their ideas. This is the beginning of an interest, career and future to be proud of! Always advancing, adapting, and changing the world to be a better place. If you want to be challenged academically and practically and have a peek into the amazing Engineering world then this course is for you.