L2 BTEC Engineering

“The mind is like an umbrella, it functions best when open” Walter Gropius

Course Description

The BTEC Technical award in Engineering is an exciting qualification which has been designed and developed by employers and universities. The approach of this BTEC Technical award is fresh and original. By immersing young people in the excitement and potential of working in the real world of engineering, it will blend together the best of academic and applied learning.

Archbishop Holgate’s has led Engineering across the city for the last 5 years. As well as classroom based learning, there are numerous visits to local and national companies. These visits are essential to be able to learn and discover the real engineering world through applied learning. Such company links include; McKechnie Plastics, Coca Cola Enterprises, BMW Mini and Nestle.

The BTEC Technical award in Engineering encapsulates a broad spectrum of Engineering Sectors. We have developed the whole course around “Micro Scooters” and the company themselves are even involved with us!

  • Use Autodesk Fusion to Design, Improve Parts, 3D Print and Test parts of the scooter
  • Explore a range of different materials; testing them in such a way to learn their properties and characteristics
  • Disassemble a range of products to discover how they work
  • Learn to Design, draw and sketch like an engineer would
  • Visit various companies to see what Engineering looks like in the real world.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED?

After you have finished the obvious progression would be to study the BTEC Level 3 Engineering Diploma in the Sixth Form centre. The Level 3 units build on Level 2 and would put you in an ideal position for either a degree in engineering or an apprenticeship with a local or national engineering firm. It is becoming more common for apprenticeships to begin following Level 3 qualifications. 

WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL?

You will need to be organised, able to plan your work, be willing to contact companies, and have an interest in Maths, Science and Design & Technology.

WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO OUTSIDE OF LESSONS?

Pupils will need to work on e-portfolios, gather research and experiment and test techniques using the school facilities.

Assessment

  • In Year 10 pupils will complete component 1 Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications and component 2 Investigating an Engineering Project.
  • In Year 11 pupils will complete component 3 Responding to an Engineering Brief.

Exam board

  • Pearson

Course code

  • 603/0829/1

Exam board website

 Ways to help my child succeed

  •  Access to ICT and a computer will allow students to work on the many different software packages in their own time to enhance work.

 Useful websites

  1.  http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/inventor-professional
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