Level 1 Engineering
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: GCSE profile of 5 GCSEs at grade 2, including Maths or English.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 1 Year
Course Overview

This course provides an interesting and varied basic introduction to Engineering. It will help you to develop skills for progression onto higher level courses within this area as well as give you the wider skills such as study skills, communication skills, English and Maths, to enable you to progress to the next level.

Learning is through classroom based and practical workshop activities. Maths and English will be a core part of the qualification.

What will I learn?

For your chosen vocational option, you will also study a range of topics which may include:

  • Working safely in engineering
  • Making engineering components using hand tools
  • Developing skills in using a bench-pedestal drilling machine
  • Developing skills in planning and making a machined product
  • Developing skills in assembling mechanical components
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Engineering – the marking out process
How will the course be assessed?

Written assignments, exams and practical assessments.



At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


Materials and other information

Alongside all programmes, students will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities from trips and visits, to enterprise activities and fundraising. You may also have the opportunity to complete work experience within your chosen career area.


As part of your study programme you will undertake relevant work experience linked to your career aspiration. This experience is designed to expand your skills, develop your CV and develop industry contacts. You will have support tin finding your placement through your tutors and our dedicated careers team.


Progression and Careers

Students can progress onto a Level 2 qualification in Engineering or an Apprenticeship within this sector.

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