Exam Board: Edexcel

This qualification is the same size and level as a GCSE and is aimed at everyone who would like to find out more about engineering and undertaking their own projects. On this course you will:

When you have completed the qualification, you will have developed a practical understanding of engineering skills. 

After you have finished the course, you may want to go on to further study such as A-Levels, BTECs or a mixture of both. You will find that many of the ideas covered here are further developed in qualifications such as BTEC Nationals in Engineering and Information Technology. Alternatively, you might want to find work in the engineering sector as an apprentice or a trainee.

The best option for you will depend on both the grades you achieve in this qualification and in any other qualifications you have taken, what you enjoy doing and the advice you can access about further learning and training opportunities available in your area.


Component 1: Exploring engineering sectors and design applications
(internally-assessed controlled assessment—30%)

Component 2: Investigating an engineering project
(internally-assessed controlled assessment—30%)

Component 3: Responding to an engineering brief 
(externally-assessed controlled assessment—40%)