What is a Vocational Award In Engineering?

This qualification has been devised around the concept of a ‘plan, do, review’ approach to learning.  It is aimed at learners aged 14-16 who wish to develop knowledge and understanding, and gain experience, of the practical application of skills in Engineering.  It is designed to support learners in schools and colleges who want to learn about Engineering, from a design and planning perspective.  It provides learners with a broad introduction to the Engineering sector and the types of career opportunities available.

Course Details

Qualification Exam Board Specification
Level 1 / 2 Award in Engineering WJEC Eduqas 5799QA

Department Leader

Mrs J. Kulandhaisamy
Department Leader for Technology

Course Overview

The video below explains the different topics you will study on the Engineering course:

Course Structure

To complete this award, learners will take three units in total:

  • Unit 1 Manufacturing engineering products – Internal (40% of qualification)
  • Unit 2 Designing engineering products – Internal (20% of qualification)
  • Unit 3 Solving Engineering Problems – External (40% of qualification)

How the Course is Assessed

Unit 3 is assessed by a 90 minute external examination, with a total of 80 marks available. The remainder of the course is assessed through coursework which is completed during lessons.

What the Course Can Prepare You For

The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Engineering has been designed to develop in learners the skills needed for progression from Key Stage 4 and GCSE learning to further education, employment and training.

The successful completion of this qualification could provide the learner with opportunities to access a range of Level 3 qualifications including GCE, apprenticeships and vocationally related qualifications. These include:

  • GCE in Engineering
  • GCE in Design & Technology
  • Principal Learning Level 3 in Engineering
  • Apprenticeships in Engineering

Got A Question?

If you have a question about Engineering you can use the form below to contact Mrs Kulandhaisamy, Department Leader for Technology.


    Updated: 18/01/2023