Engineering Foundation Course

Engineering Foundation Course

What will I do on this course?

This course is a mandatory course for all Engineering students. All learners will complete a foundation year of skills in design and manufacture. You will develop a range of skills to enable you to work independently. You will learn how to:

-Identify a variety of materials and know their properties
-Disassemble products and understand how they are manufactured
-Sketch designs in 2D and 3D
-Use a variety of 2D and 3D computer aided design packages
-Mark out accurately and manufacture parts in a variety of materials to an orthographic drawing
-Manufacture parts using a variety of computer aided manufacturing techniques
-Work safely and independently in a workshop
-Alter designs to make them more sustainable for the future

What courses or careers can this course lead to?
 All Engineering Careers, e.g.
o Maintenance Engineer
o Technical Operator
o Fitter
o Installation Engineer
o Production Controller

- OCR Cambridge National in Engineering Design Level 2
- OCR Cambridge National in Engineering Manufacture Level 2OCR
- OCR Cambridge Technical in Engineering at Level 3, a BTEC Level 3 or apprenticeship

How will I be assessed?
Year 9 is a foundation year, where skills will be enhanced through a series of projects, each with a different focus. Practical and written work will be assessed with a 50% weighting to each. You will be expected to complete project work/homework as part of this course.

What skills do I need?
– Good level of 2D and 3D sketching skills
– Be prepared to work in both practical and theory lessons.
– To be creative, innovative and have good workshop skills.
– To be health and safety conscious at all times.
– Ability to work independently.

Where will I find more information?
Please contact Mr Dulley in the Engineering Department.