Foundation GNVQ Engineering
course aims to give students a good basic grounding in engineering. It
focuses on practical skills and involves compulsory units in design and
graphical communication, the making of engineered products and the
application of new technology in engineering.
following optional units are available:
of Computers in Engineering
Science and Mathematics for
and Safety in Engineering
also work towards an NVQ Level 2 in engineering as part of this
programme. This supplementary qualification involves subjects such as
fitting, turning, milling and various electrical units. Studies in
communications, application of numbers and information communication
technology also form part of the course.
are assessed through set assignments, external tests and case studies.
are no formal entry requirements for this course but applicants should
have a genuine interest in either mechanical or electrical engineering.
qualification will help students to progress onto higher level
qualifications, such as an Intermediate GNVQ or GCSE¹s. Alternatively,
it can lead to a range of jobs in the local manufacturing industry.