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F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools is a national and international competition that challenges youngsters to overcome design and engineering issues as they build and race model Formula 1 cars.

During the last 14 Years, F1 in Schools has been providing an exciting, yet challenging educational experience through the Magnetic appeal of Formula One. The challenge is to Design, Analyse, Make, Test and Race an F1 car of the future simulating the design and engineering processes employed by a real Formula One team. Teams of 3 – 6 members use CAD software to design their car before manufacturing it from an F1 Model Block a Denford CNC Router and making it ready to race. 

Getting pupils in pole position with EAL

As an official partner of F1 in Schools, EAL is committed to supporting the programme's success in inspiring STEM in the classroom by awarding participating pupils with an EAL Certificate of Achievement and offering the chance for schools, colleges and UTCs to link participation to the GCSE curriculum.

There are three routes available for those involved in the F1 in Schools programme to gain recognition for their achievements.

Route 1: F1 in Schools Technology Challenge

The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge provides an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula One. Teams of learners aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered polyurethane based F1 cars.

All UK pupils participating in UK regional and national finals will be awarded an EAL Certificate of Achievement.

Route 2: EAL Engineering in Motion Traineeship for colleges

Colleges have the opportunity to deliver a Traineeship using EAL qualifications and the Engineering in Motion challenge. This nationally recognised qualification attracts funding and benefits from expert support by joining forces with EAL. 

The EAL Engineering in Motion Traineeship includes:

  • EAL Level 1 Certificate in Engineering Technologies (mapped to the Engineering in Motion activities)
  • EAL Level 2 Certificate in Preparation for Working in the Engineering Manufacturing Industry (PWEMI)
  • developing learners’ behaviours so they are ready for the world of work (behaviours directly linked to new apprenticeship
  • behavioural requirements)
  • work placement with relevant employer would be sourced by the college as well as any other traineeship requirement.

Designed for future engineers

EAL’s Level 1 Certificate in Engineering Technologies has three optional units (Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), Introduction to Computer Aided Machining (CAM) and Introduction to Engineering project planning) that can be mapped to the Engineering in Motion challenge, helping learners achieve the qualification through activities that would otherwise not be of officially recognised by an accredited qualification.

In addition to the three optional units, your learners will also need to complete one mandatory online assessed unit (Health and Safety & Communication) outside the Engineering in Motion activities. Colleges would also deliver Preparation for Working in the Engineering Manufacturing Industry (PWEMI) and other components to achieve a full traineeship.

Route 3: EAL Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Engineering Technology for schools and UTCs

Schools and UTCs can also benefit from the chance to offer learners a recognised industry qualification through participation in the F1 in Schools programme. EAL's Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Engineering Technology is nationally recognised and attracts funding.

EAL’s Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Engineering Technology:

  • equivalent to one GCSE and is on the Department for Education’s performance tables
  • forms part of Progress 8 for curriculum delivery
  • offers transferrable progression onto further recognised engineering qualifications
  • regulated and certificated in line with Ofqual requirements
  • supported with developed syntopic assessment
  • part assessed with unit exam.

Supercharge your F1 in Schools experience

If you are an existing F1 school or considering becoming an F1 school, this gives you the opportunity to move on from after-school engineering clubs into delivering a nationally recognised qualification. The qualification on 2017 Performance Tables, meets Progress 8 measures and attracts funding from SFA. For your learners, achieving the qualification provides another string to their bow, and helps them build a path to an exciting career in industry.

Supporting future engineers

EAL’s Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Engineering Technology has three optional units (Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), Introduction to Computer Aided Machining (CAM) and Introduction to Engineering project planning) mapped to F1 in Schools activities, helping learners achieve the qualification through activities that would otherwise not be of officially recognised. In addition to the three optional units, your learners will also need to complete one mandatory online assessed unit (Health and Safety & Communication) outside the F1 in Schools activities.

Easy to get set up

We have ensured that the process of adding an EAL qualification to your curriculum is simple and straight-forward. The mapping is already done for you and our experts will be available to talk you through every step of the way.

Simply call or email us and our Customer Services team will get you on the right track to success.

 

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F1 in Schools is free to enter. For more information on the F1 in Schools initiative visit http://www.f1inschools.co.uk

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