BTEC L1 Award in Intro to Engineering
What is this course about?
This Level 1 course is part of a range of qualifications within the Foundation Learning framework and provides an ideal starting point for students wishing to gain a Engineering qualification. The course has a strong focus towards practical learning and is intended to provide students with opportunities to learn basic Engineering skills in a small group setting and is delivered in one of our well-equipped workshops. The necessary knowledge to carry out the tasks safely and competently is also covered as part of the course.
2 GCSEs grade E-G, Entry Level 3, or
another relevant Entry Level qualification.
You will have a pre-induction interview/
assessment to make sure this is the right
level for you.
How is it taught
The course is delivered and assessed using a wide range of flexible teaching, learning and assessment methods in a friendly and supportive environment, and allows students to work at their own pace. Each unit has clearly defined areas of knowledge and practical skills to be learned and assessed, which have been assembled into workbooks. The course is delivered using a range of strategies including mini-lectures and practical demonstrations and where appropriate ICT strategies are used. Students will also be encouraged, and supported, to learn independently and in small groups. Extension tasks are available to provide for students wishing to further extend their knowledge and practical skills beyond the minimum course requirements.
How will I be assessed?
The qualification is assessed using a wide range of methods, which include writing short reports, on-line assessments, short answer questions, multi-choice questions, Practical workshop assessments.
What else do I need to know?
You will also need to demonstrate commitment and flexibility towards learning. This is a college based course and requires regular attendance to all classes. The common areas covered in this qualification are: Fabrication ,Turning and Milling . As with all foundation learning qualifications, this course requires that you also study subjects such as Tutorials, Experience of Work, Maths and English Functional skills or GCSC’s, which form part of your wider education and will enhance your future studies/employment prospects.
What could I do next?
There is progression within this qualification to Level 2 study programme in Engineering. This will allow candidates to progress to the Engineering Apprenticeship qualifications.