Mechanical Engineering Technology
This qualification covers the advanced knowledge and understanding of the principles, methods and technology involved in mechanical engineering. The qualification shares units that cover subjects including engineering inspection and quality control, milling, turning, machining, computer aided manufacture (CAM), engineering design process, toolmaking, presswork and extrusion. A range of advanced units can support learners looking to enter higher education.
Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and the assessments.
Skilled workers looking to specialise in mechanical engineering, with the potential to progress to higher education.
The qualifications are assessed through an externally marked assessment covering the two common mandatory units. Internal Centre-marked assessments test practical skills and knowledge of the optional units. Assessment guidance is provided within each unit.
Knowledge qualifications can be delivered in a classroom or workshop environment.