Head of Department:Mr J Griffiths
Exam BoardEdexcel
Qualification:Level 2 BTEC Engineering Tech Award

Programme of study

This qualification is intended as an introduction to Engineering, The three-block structure, explore, develop and apply, has been developed to allow students to build on and embed their knowledge. This allows them to grow in confidence and then put into practice what they have learned.

How is the course structured & assessed?

The course is made up of three components: two that are internally assessed and one that’s externally assessed.

Component 1

Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications. During Component 1, you will:

explore the different sectors, products and interconnections within the industry;

investigate what various engineering organisations and functions do, in addition to potential career paths; discover the engineering design and manufacture processes. 30% of total course.

Component 2

Investigating an Engineering Product. During Component 2, you will:

learn why engineers choose certain materials and components to make products;

investigate how products are made;

identify best practice when it comes to safety and risk management;

develop research, observation, recording, interpretation and measuring skills;

put what you have learned into practice by safely planning, reproducing and testing an engineered product. 30% of total course.

Component 3

Aim: provide solutions to real-life problems by creating their own engineered product. Assessment: externally assessed task, where you create an engineered product based on a brief. 

Weighting: 40% of total course. Responding to an Engineering Brief. To achieve this aim, you will:

build on what you have learned in Components 1 and 2;

identify the problem, develop a hypothesis and investigate possible solutions;

create a prototype that meets the brief;

record, analyse and evaluate data and outcomes, and reflect on how the product meets the brief.

What can these qualifications lead to?

Students who achieve this Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering can progress onto further Level 3 qualifications and A Levels, such as Advanced GCE in Design 

Technology Product Design in our Sixth Form.

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in engineering. It will provide you with experience of using different tools and materials to enable you to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give you a basic understanding of what engineering may involve.