WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Engineering (Technical Award)

All Units are compulsory.

Year 10 Course Delivery

 

  • Cycle 1, Winter term, September to December

PLAN & MAKE PRACTICAL TASKS: Aluminium Dice Project, Metal Spinner Project, Metal Coat Hook Project
Introduction to Engineering Manufacture – Skills building for engineering workshop processes and interpretation of engineering information. Understanding how Engineering Drawings are used in manufacturing. Identifying  Key information tasks. Planning the stages of manufacture. Developing independent workshop practical skills
Understanding Engineering drawings produced to BS8888.
  • Cycle 2, Spring term, January -April

PLAN & MAKE PRACTICAL TASKS: Bottle Opener Project, Fossil hammer Project.
Mock Examination focusing on BS8888 Engineering Drawings.
Unit 3 focused investigation – Structural Design (Bicycles).
Material Testing – Learners gain familiarity with simple testing techniques.
Unit 2 mock design task – Focus on designing Engineered Solutions for addressing the Unit 2 Brief.
Focus on: Sketching, iterative process, manufacturing specifications, and CAD/traditional Engineering drawing skills.
  • Cycle 3, Summer term, May - July

PLAN & MAKE PRACTICAL TASKS: Balancing Surfer Project.
Unit 3 focused investigation – Mechanical design (theme parks) & Electronic Design (Mobile phone & Smart technology).
Focused Unit 1 Mock Task – Learners manufacture an outcome from a given set of engineering drawings and technical data.
Focus on extracting engineering information, planning, manufacturing, and safety. Evaluation techniques to review manufactured outcomes.
Learners undertake Unit 1 Task (Analysis & Planning)

Year 11 Course Delivery

 

  • Cycle 1, Winter term, September to December

PLAN & MAKE PRACTICAL ASSESSED TASK: Unit 1 WJEC Themed task.
Complete Unit 1 manufacturing task and review functional characteristics of Unit 1 design.
Unit 3 Focus –
Materials and properties of materials in products (mobile phones, security alarms, bicycles & children’s play areas).
Focus on calculations and mathematical techniques as detailed in the course specifications.
Introduction to Unit 2 task.

 

  • Cycle 2, Spring term, January -April

REENGINEERING TASK: WJEC Themed task
Learners undertake Unit 2 Task
Delivery of Unit 2 task interspaced with learners looking at methods of presenting information and developing analytical skills.

 

  • Cycle 3, Summer term, May - July

EXTERNAL EXAMINATION PREPARATIONS; WJEC Unit 3
Focus on Unit 3 examination preparation
Material developments including Smart materials and their application in Engineering Design.
The impact of the development in electronics and how they have impacted on engineered products.
Learners undertake small workshop tasks to enforce understanding of manufacturing processes.
Understanding and applying risk assessment.
Understanding common engineering drawing standards.

 

 

Specification Content UNIT 1

OVERVIEW OF UNIT 1                             Manufacturing Engineering Products                               (40% of the qualification)

Unit 1 provides learners with the opportunity to interpret different types of engineering information in order to plan how to manufacture engineering products. Learners will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in using a range of engineering tools and equipment in order to manufacture and test an end product.

1.1 Understanding engineering drawings
1.2 Planning manufacturing
1.3 Using engineering tools and equipment
1.4 Implementing engineering processes

1.1.1
Learners should be able to understand engineering drawings and identify parts and/or components that will enable them to plan a final manufactured product.
1.1.2
Learners should be able to interpret key engineering information about manufacturing requirements.
1.1.3
Learners should be able to present engineering information they have extracted from drawings etc.
1.2.1
Learners should be able to identify which materials are suitable for manufacturing specific parts of an engineering product and present the information in planning documentation. Learners should be aware of material stock and stock sizes.
1.2.2
Learners should be able to identify and select the equipment that is needed for each stage of the manufacture of a product.
1.2.3
Learners should be able to identify the tools that are needed for each stage of the manufacture of a product.
1.2.4
Learners should be able to present their plan of processes, sequencing, equipment, and tool/machine requirements in planning documentation.
Learners should be able to sequence manufacturing stages appropriately and present the information in planning documentation.
Learners should be able to identify time requirements for processing resources in preparation for manufacture and the time needed for each stage.
Learners should be able to present this information in a way that would allow a third party to manufacture the product.
1.2.5
Learners should be aware of the need for contingency planning to allow for unforeseen situations.
1.3.1
Learners should be able to demonstrate safe working practice with a range of engineering tools.
1.3.2
Learners should be able to demonstrate safe working practice with a range of engineering equipment.
1.3.3
Learners should be able to follow appropriate health and safety procedures when working in engineering workshops.
Learners should also be aware of health and safety, risk assessments, and safe working practices during the use of manufacturing equipment.
1.4.1
Learners should be able to apply a range of key engineering processes used in manufacturing.
Learners should be able to apply appropriate health and safety practices when undertaking practical manufacturing tasks.
1.4.2
Learners should know and understand which manufacturing processes and tools are appropriate for different materials.
1.4.3
Learners should know and understand that successful engineering outcomes require measuring against given criteria.
1.4.4
Learners should be able to evaluate their own practices and processes during the planning and manufacturing of engineering products or parts of engineering products.

Specification Content UNIT 2

OVERVIEW OF UNIT 2                                  Designing Engineering Products                             (20% of the qualification)

Overview of the unit
Unit 2 allows learners to explore how an engineered product is adapted and improved over time, and it offers learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding to adapt an existing component, element or part of the engineering outcome that they manufactured for Unit 1.

2.1 Understanding function and meeting requirements
2.2 Proposing design solutions
2.3 Communicating an engineered design solution
2.4 Solving engineering problems

2.1.1

Learners should be able to identify the primary features of the product.

2.1.2

Learners should be aware of features of other engineered products that may have similar needs to their given brief.
Learners should be aware of why and how these features are applied on other similar products.

2.1.3 Learners should be able to explain the functional properties
of their design solutions focusing on areas.

2.2.1
Learners should be able to:
• identify existing solutions already available that meet or partly meet the problem of the brief
• generate ideas related to the engineered solution
• generate a range of solutions that meet the given brief and address the problem set
• explore the implementation of ideas.
Learners should be able to develop a range of ideas through to a solution including testing and modeling.

2.2.2
Learners should be aware that design solutions must meet a range of specific criteria, including any limitations set by the brief such as those relating to:
• materials
• sizes
• tolerances
• cost
• operational parameters.
Learners should be able to determine the most suitable engineering solution by using a suitable evaluative method such as:
• a SWOT analysis
• a review/evaluation against the given design specification
• a review/evaluation against the brief.

2.2.3
Learners should be able to communicate design ideas in a suitable media appropriate to the information being presented.

2.3.1
Learners should be able to produce a manufacturing specification.

2.3.2
Learners should be able to produce engineering drawings, using traditional instruments or CAD-based software, of a final proposed engineered product to recognised standards.

2.4.1
Learners should be able to:
• calculate basic areas and volumes of simple geometric shapes
• interpret estimates with regards to pricing materials and production rates
• apply OHM’s law to simple problems relating to current, resistance, and voltage

Learners should be able to apply simple ratios and equations to determine mechanical advantage in:
• simple gears
• levers
• pulleys
• calculate linear dimensions on sketches or drawings using datum points.

Learners should be able to produce responses to engineering problems that:
• use units of measurement – meters and millimeters
• apply the appropriate scale to sketches and drawings.

2.4.2
Learners should be able to apply methods of testing to justify material selections that are fit for purpose and meet the design specification.

2.4.3
Learners should be able to suggest and justify appropriate methods of manufacture for producing the component parts of their engineering outcome.

Specification Content UNIT 3

OVERVIEW OF UNIT 3                                  Solving engineering problems                                      (40% of the qualification)

Overview of the unit
Unit 3 introduces learners to a range of considerations that impact on engineering design and how modern engineering has had an impact on modern-day life at home, work, and in society in general.

3.1 Understanding the effects of engineering achievements
3.2 Understanding properties of engineering materials
3.3 Understanding methods of preparation, forming, joining, and finishing of engineering materials
3.4 Solving engineering problems

3.1.1

Learners should know and understand how engineering developments have an impact on the design of products and structures. These include developments in:
• structural design, focusing on the development of bicycles
• mechanical design, focusing on the development of theme park rides
• electronic design, focusing on the development of mobile phone/smart technology.

3.1.2

Learners should know and understand how the development of engineering products are impacted by changes in:
• materials
• smart technologies, including voice-activated, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
• electronic and micro-electronic components and have affected modern life, including:
• in the home
• in society.

3.1.3

Learners should know and understand how the manufacture and the use of engineered products have an environmental impact in terms of:
• materials development
• costs
• transportation
• their use
• their disposal
• recycling
• sustainability.

Learners should know and understand how environmental issues affect:
• engineering processes
• engineering products.

3.2.1
Learners should know and understand the listed materials and their properties, and when they should be used for a specific purpose.

3.2.2
Learners should know and understand the physical properties of materials.
Learners should know and understand the properties needed for the following engineering products:
• mobile phones
• security alarm found in the home
• bicycles
• children’s play areas.

3.2.3
Learners should know and understand how destructive and non-destructive testing is undertaken to determine the physical properties of engineering materials.

3.3.1
Learners should understand processes, including relevant tools and equipment, used to manufacture engineering products.

3.3.2
Learners should understand how engineering processes can be used for:
• material removal
• shaping and manipulation
• joining and assembly
• heat and chemical treatment.

3.3.3
Learners should know and understand how to work safely when working in an engineering environment such as a school/college workshop when preparing, using and finishing materials.

3.4.1
Learners should know and understand and be able to use calculations and mathematical techniques that are required to solve engineering problems.

3.4.2
Learners should understand key technical details in an engineering drawing.