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Award in Engineering Technologies - Level 1


This course is designed to give students an insight into working in an Engineering environment. Students will study mechanical and electrical engineering, covering hand skills, machining and basic electrical principles. This will include Health and Safety and working safely, communication within an engineering environment and using tools and materials safely.

  • You will be expected to complete a work placement
  • You will be expected to work towards passing your GCSEs in maths and English

Entry requirements

  • Three GCSEs with at least grade 3 including English, maths and science.
  • You will also need to successfully complete a college induction process.
  • Good attendance, time keeping and attitude are also essential.

16-18 year old applicants:

You will need to supply a copy of your most up-to-date school/college report or a reference from a teacher/employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021.

19+ year old applicants:

Mature students (those aged 19 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. You will also be required to supply a written reference either from a recent educational institution or employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact for further advice.

How long is the course?

The course will last for one academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a portfolio of evidence covering workshop tasks and related Phase tests for each topic you study, as well as an online external exam.

What does the course lead to?

The course will lead to further study in engineering or an apprenticeship.

What will I study?

Units of study will include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Communication in an Engineering Environment
  • Introduction to Engineering Hand tools and practices, lathes and milling machines.

You will also study GCSE maths and English.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Technologies, apprenticeship or employment.


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