St Davids College

Engineering 2

Engineering - WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Engineering

Exam Body

WJEC

Head of Department

Engineers can have a major impact on our world. Their achievements have improved the quality of our everyday life from buildings and transport to how we enjoy our leisure time.

Our society needs products and solutions that work but also meet a wide range of different needs.

What makes an MP3 player work? Can you use computers in engineering? What materials can be used to go into space? These are the types of questions that manufacturers, sales teams, technical teams will often ask engineers to find answers for. This course is a gateway to a career in Engineering. It will provide a grounding in the engineering design process, machinist skills, engineering maintenance, information interpretation, as well as a wide range of other engineering processes and principles.

Learners will be encouraged to

  • appreciate the importance of creativity and innovation to good design practice
  • actively engage in the processes of design and technology to develop as effective and independent learners
  • understand the key principles of engineering and engineering processes
  • use their knowledge, skills, and understanding to make design decisions
  • analyse existing products and produce practical solutions to meet needs, wants and opportunities, recognising their impact on quality of life
  • critically analyse links between the principles of good design, existing solutions, and technological knowledge
  • understand the underlying technical principles within design and technology within their chosen endorsed area, with emphasis on emerging technologies, materials and practices.

This specification also gives learners an opportunity to produce extended written responses and demonstrate the quality of their written communication, including appropriate use of punctuation and grammar.

Qualification Structure

Unit NumberUnit TitleAssessmentGLH
1Engineering designInternal30
2Producing engineering productsInternal60
3Solving engineering problemsInternal30

This specification also gives learners an opportunity to produce extended written responses and demonstrate the quality of their written communication, including appropriate use of punctuation and grammar.

Summary of Assessment

Unit 1: Engineering Design

The purpose of this unit is for learners to analyse engineered products in order to propose design solutions to meet requirements. In this unit, you will learn about the design process and how to analyse a product so you can see what features make it work and how it meets certain requirements. You will learn how to take ideas from different products in order to produce a design specification for a product.

  • Guided Learning Hours: 30
  • Internal Assessment

Unit 2: Producing Engineering Products

The purpose of this unit is for learners to use skills developed to produce an engineered product. Through this unit, you will learn to interpret different types of engineering information in order to plan how to make engineered products. You will develop the skills needed to work safely with a range of engineering processes, equipment, and tools.

  • Guided Learning Hours: 60
  • Internal Assessment

Unit 3: Solving Engineering Problems

The purpose of this unit is for learners to use their knowledge and understanding of engineering processes and material properties to solve problems. You will learn about materials, processes, and maths that engineers use and how they are used to solve problems. In solving problems, you will learn to follow a process and develop drawing skills to communicate your solutions.

  • Guided Learning Hours: 30
  • External Examination: 90-minute Exam
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Head of Department

Martin O’Leary

Head of Design & Technology