ENGINEERING (Foundation Tech Level in Engineering AQA)
Available at Cottingham and Hessle / Wolfreton Sixth Form
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is aimed at those who are intending to work in the engineering sector or anyone interested in developing an understanding of the engineering industry and gaining practical engineering skills.
Students who complete this course can go on to undertake an engineering degree course, enter the workplace by taking up an engineering apprenticeship or go to college to undertake further practical skills based courses.
How will you learn?
Throughout the course you will learn using a variety of methods:
- Work place experience at a local employer
- Teacher led activities in school
- The use of dedicated text books
- Working in teams to solve problems
- Develop engineering hand skills by completing practical projects
- Investigating the management of engineering projects
- Researching and solving an industry set project
- Programming manufacturing processes and robots
- Use of mechatronics in industry
What will you learn?
The course consists of the following units:
- Materials Technology and Science
- Mechanical Systems
- Engineering Design
- Production and Manufacturing
Through completing these units you will develop your knowledge and skills in engineering. You will learn:
- How to work within a highly skilled team
- How to use CAD/CAM/CIM
- How to operate centre lathes and milling machines
- How to create and use engineering drawings and electrical schematics to fabricate objects
- How to plan the management of Health and Safety in an engineering context
- The maintenance of industrial operations in a range of contexts
- Mechatronics and programming in an industrial context
How will you be assessed?
Assessment is 50% internal and 50% external as follows:
- Materials Technology and Science External exam - 1 hour 45 minutes / 80 marks
- Mechanical Systems Externally set and marked assignment
- Engineering Design Internally assessed coursework
- Production and Manufacturing Internally assessed coursework
Enrichment activities and independent learning?
In addition to you studies enrichment opportunities are available to enhance your learning experience. Examples are as follows:
- Completing engineering projects in competitions
- Engineering focussed visits
- Meet engineering apprentices from local industry
- Talks and demonstrations from external visitors
- Activities to raise awareness of engineering opportunities in the Humber region
What or where next?
Future opportunities for work in the field of engineering include:
- Civil engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Welder / fabricator
- Electrician / electrical engineer
- Design engineer
- Engineering technician
- Service engineer
- Project engineer
Future opportunities to follow engineering related courses at college or university include HNC, HND, degree BENG.
For more information about this course please see the specification below or contact the sixth form team.