BTEC TECH Award Engineering
Lead Internal Verifier – Mr York
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying mechanical, electrical/electronic and engineering design as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The pupils will learn about engineering, solving problems using science and maths as a basis for their ideas as they develop. Engineering is about theoretical knowledge and design leading to prototype manufacture. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them through an engineering pathway firstly looking at college and higher education through to careers within the industry.
What does the qualification cover?
The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:
• 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. This Award complements the learning in GCSE programmes such as GCSE Design and Technology by broadening the application of design and make tasks, working with an engineering brief, testing and evaluation.
The course is divided into 3 Components.
Component 1: Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications – Internally assessed
Component 2: Investigating an Engineering Project – Internally assessed
Component 3: Responding to an engineering brief – Externally assessed In February of Year 11