WJCE Level 1 / 2  Awards in Engineering

Overview

WJEC Level 1/2 Awards in Engineering offer a learning experience that focuses learning for 14-16 year olds through applied learning, i.e. acquiring and applying knowledge, skills and understanding through purposeful tasks set in sector or subject contexts that have many of the characteristics of real work.

The qualification is built from discrete units, but allows for both synoptic learning and assessment. Each unit has an applied purpose which acts as a focus for the learning in the unit. The applied purpose is the vehicle through which the learning contained in the unit is made relevant and purposeful. It is also the means by which learners are enthused, engaged and motivated to study engineering. The applied purpose provides the opportunity for authentic work related learning, but more than this, it will require learners to consider how the use and application of their learning impacts on individuals, employers, society and the environment. The applied purpose will also enable learners to learn in such a way that they develop:

 

• skills required for independent learning and development;

• a range of generic and transferable skills;

• the ability to solve problems;

• the skills of project based research, development and presentation;

• the fundamental ability to work alongside other professionals, in a professional environment;

• the ability to apply learning in vocational contexts.

 

The qualifications have been devised around the concept of a ‘plan, do, review’ approach to learning where learners are introduced to a context for learning, review previous learning to plan activities, carry out activities and review outcomes and learning. This approach mirrors engineering production and design processes and also provides for learning in a range of contexts thus enabling learners to apply and extend their learning. As such, the qualification provides learners with a broad appreciation of work in engineering related industries and wider opportunities for progression into further education, employment or training. The qualification has been designed to build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 3, particularly skills related to literacy, numeracy, use of technology and design.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

WJEC Level 1/2 Qualifications in Engineering

Unit Number Unit Title Assessment GLH

9791 Engineering Design Internal 30

9792 Producing Engineering Products Internal 60

9793 Solving Engineering Problems External 30

 

To achieve a full award the candidate must achieve all three. 

 

WJEC Level 1/2 Qualifications in Engineering

Unit Number

Unit Title

Assessment GLH

9791

Engineering Design

Internal 30

9792

Producing Engineering Products

Internal 60

9793

Solving Engineering Problems

External 30

 

 

 

Autumn Term Focus

Unit 1

TASK

To design a new generic mobile phone charger.

 

1. Identify the key features and functions required from the information provided. Use this information to develop a design specification.

2. Suggest three options to meet the design specification which are based on successful engineered products. Review the suitability of each and recommend the best option.

3. Using accepted standards and conventions draw your preferred solution.

 

Introduction to Engineering Drawing to BS8888 for Unit 1

 

1. Acclimatise group, new to Graphics, with correct use of equipment and expectations.

2. Practice use of equipment and reinforce understanding of 3D Isometric Views.

3. 3D Isometric sketching adding tone to enhance object view

4. Construct and correctly position a Border and Title Block to current British Standards using Metric units of measurement.

5. Construct and correctly position a Border and Title Block, filled in to correct British Standards.

6. Understand correct positioning of views for 3rd Angle Projection

 

Half Term

7. Draw and label symbols to correct British Standard including:-

Length

Height 

Width/Thickness

8. Draw  and differentiate styles of lines needed by British Standards including:-

9. Dimension lines in accepted styles.

10. Draw  and differentiate styles of lines needed by British Standards including:-

Extension lines and centre lines

11. Draw and label symbols to correct British Standard including:-

Diameter 

Radius 

Circumference 

12. Assessment task

 

Spring Term  Focus

Unit One Engineering Design

1. Investigate and gather information for future reference to designs, based around an electrical charging product.

2. Develop initial ideas for a concept product and communicate design ideas, based around an electrical charging product.

3. Identify, list and explain in detail ALL component parts for their future product idea.

4. Primary source analysis of existing products to gather product info.

5. Secondary source analysis of existing products to assess design and structure.

6. Analysing all data collected relating to the task product.

 

Half Term

7. Use data and information gathered to develop ideas for a concept product and communicate these ideas.

8. Continue with analysis of data and information gathered to develop ideas for a concept product and communicate these ideas.

9. Analyse and evaluate each of their design ideas using  ACESSFM and radar graphs

10. Make engineering quality drawing of their chosen design using correct British Standards of presentation.

11. Continue to make engineering quality drawing of their chosen design using correct British Standards of presentation.

12. Evaluate their involvement in the task and present their work folio for formal assessment.

 

 

Summer Term Focus

UNIT 2   PRODUCING ENGINEERING PRODUCTS

1. The purpose of this unit is for learners to use skills developed to produce an engineered product.

2. Through this unit, learners are expected to interpret different types of engineering information in order to plan how to make engineered products.

3. They will develop the skills needed to work safely with a range of engineering processes, equipment and tools.

4. With these skills they will learn to apply a range of engineered processes that are fit for purpose.

 

Over the coming term Students will focus their attention on the processes and skills required to produce an Engineering Product.

 

All will have the opportunity during the term to:

 

Produce a production plan for their product that gives information about:

• the materials, parts and components to be used;

• the processes to be used;

• the tools, equipment and machinery to be used;

• the sequence of production, including critical production and quality control points;

• how quality will be checked and inspected;

• health and safety

 

They will have the opportunity to note that materials and their properties may be considered in the following groups:

• ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys;

• polymers, such as thermosetting polymers and thermoplastic polymers;

• hardwood, softwood and manufactured board;

• ceramics;

 

Students will have the opportunity to use the following processes and understand their importance for functional and aesthetic reasons:

Material Removal, including: 

1. turning, 

2. drilling, 

3. milling 

4. grinding; 

shaping and manipulation, 

• hammering, 

• forming and bending;

• joining and assembly, such as crimping,

• soldering, adhesion, wiring, 

• threaded fasteners, 

• welding and brazing;

heat treatments, such as

• annealing, 

• tempering, 

• hardening,

• surface finishing,

inspect, test, measure and compare 

engineered products to their product specification to ensure they comply with the standards required, taking into account that important features in a product specification including:

• the dimensions;

• the tolerances;

• the fit;

• the finish;

• the performance

• quality.

 

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