Regular and Intensive (Full-Time)
Our Applied A level in Engineering will develop learners’ understanding of the nature of different areas of engineering and the demand of the engineering industries, evaluating the social, economic and environmental impact these have on society and identifying ethical issues that may arise.
Learners will apply their knowledge of engineering and its practical and technological aspects through project-based practical study of engineering, design, production, commissioning and maintenance.
The GCE in Engineering has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further education or for moving into employment within the engineering sector. This is achieved by ensuring that learners develop the general skills, knowledge and understanding needed within the sector. This qualification conforms to the General Qualification Criteria for GCEs and to the subject criteria for GCE qualifications in Engineering, which set out the knowledge, understanding, skills and schemes of assessment common to all GCE qualifications in the subject. Subject criteria help ensure consistent and comparable standards in the same subject area across awarding bodies and help further and higher education institutions and employers know what has been studied and assessed.
In particular, the aims of the GCE qualifications in Engineering are to:
- understand the nature of different areas of engineering and the demands of the engineering and related industries and evaluate the social, economic and environmental impact these have on society, identifying ethical issues that may arise
- develop a knowledge and understanding of the range of engineering technologies, and the complex sub-groups that make up engineering and related industries
- apply their knowledge of engineering technology in a variety of engineering contexts, including design, to become safe users of equipment, techniques and procedures used in engineering contexts, including those dependent on ICT
- apply their knowledge and understanding of engineering, its practical and technological aspects, through project-based practical study of engineering design, production, commissioning and maintenance.
The Course is designed for:
Learners who would benefit most from a GCE in Engineering are likely to have: EITHER five GCSEs grades A*–C, including one or more of the following:
- a Level 2 qualification such as GCSE (Double Award) in Engineering,
- GCSE (Double Award) in Manufacturing,
- a Level 2 qualification in GCSE Mathematics,
- a Level 2 qualification in GCSE Science.
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