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Engineering A level at Abbey College, Ramsey

Course description

This course is designed to give students a broad introduction to this vocational area and help them develop and apply knowledge in a variety of work related situations.

This course will help students to:

  • develop an understanding of engineering technologies and sub groups that make up engineering and related industries
  • apply their understanding of engineering and its practical and technological aspects, through project-based study of engineering design, production, commissioning and maintenance
  • have the opportunity to examine existing engineered products and investigate the role of the engineer in their design or manufacture.
  • to develop their key skills in Numeracy, Communication and ICT.

Course content

Units for AS

Unit 1: Engineering materials, processes and techniques.

Unit 2: The role of the engineer.

Unit 3: Principles of design, planning and prototyping.

Units for A2

Unit 4: Applied engineering systems.

Unit 5: The engineering environment.

Unit 6: Applied design, planning and prototyping.

Entry requirements

You must achieve an A* - C grade in a Technology subject, Maths and Science.


By examination, practical assessment and coursework.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto engineering degrees, BTEC Higher National Diplomas or NVQs, or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbey College, Ramsey directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years