Engineering Double Award Tech Level 3 at Swale Sixth Form
Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject
The AQA Tech Level in Engineering will allow learners the opportunity to learn and understand the core principles and technologies that underpin modern engineering. It will provide them with opportunities to develop sound practical engineering investigation, design, construction, and testing skills which are critical to being a good technician and/or Incorporated Engineer.
Potential Topics that will be studied
This qualification will provide the core technical knowledge required for preparing to work in the engineering industry and reflects the nature of modern engineering. This may include:
- Analytical and scientific methods for engineers
- Mechanical, electrical, electronic and digital principles and applications
- Applications of pneumatics and hydraulics
- Health, safety and risk assessment in engineering
- Plant and process principles and applications
Students need to achieve 5 9-5 GCSE grades including English (and a minimum of a grade 5 in Science). In addition students must achieve a grade 6 in either Mathematics or Science as well as a grade 6 or Merit in an Engineering L2 course or similar Design Technology course. An interview is also required and students may be asked to complete some induction tasks prior to being accepted on the course.
Course assessment takes place in a variety of ways including assignments, externally assessed exam board tasks, as well as written examinations.
Progression and career opportunities
This engineering course allows you to gain essential employability skills, valued by employers and training agencies alike. You may be able to progress onto further Level 4 qualifications or pursue an apprenticeship with an employer. This course gives you the essential practical and theoretical knowledge to progress in an engineering career.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swale Sixth Form directly.