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The course is chosen as a way for students to experience Engineering and by achieving a distinction is a pathway to the BTEC Level 3 Engineering course. The course contains a good array of topics within engineering that provide you with an overview of Engineering and its applications in the world.

Assessment

One unit of the four studied is externally assessed by means of a computer-based exam. The remaining units are assessed by coursework marked in college.

Entry Requirements

Grade 3 in both GCSE Maths & Physics.

This course is designed for students to progress to the Engineering BTEC Level 3 and may be studied alongside GCSE Physics. For information please see entry requirements for Engineering BTEC Level 3.

Content

One year single block course covering:

  • The efficiency, choices, and materials of an engineering process.
  • Researching and developing engineering products – emphasising ethical and environmental impact.
  • Understanding the importance of inspection and maintenance of products.
  • Materials and the way they shape the engineering world and production.

    Outcome/Progression

    The subject allows students to progress onto the Level 3 Engineering course but also allows access to some engineering apprenticeship opportunities.

    What are the benefits of this qualification to students?

    The engineering sector offers huge potential for students interested in the subject. There is a great demand for engineers around the Great Yarmouth region where several world leaders in the oil, gas and renewable energy sector are based.

    Engineers are fundamentally problem solvers. They solve scientific and practical problems which affect all aspects of our lives underpinning economic activity and quality of life.

    Inspirational/USeful Links

    Latest developments in Engineering:

    https://www.theengineer.co.uk/

    Exam board link:

    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/engineering-2012-nqf.html

    Course Information

    Level

    BTEC Level 2

    Course Work

    Exams

    25%