Engineering, AS-Level

Course start date:
12 Sep 2017
Course end date:
29 Jun 2018

On the A-Level Engineering course, you will study for 2 years for 5 hours per week.

The A-Level assessment includes all the topics covered over 2 years. You may also choose to complete your study after 1 year, in which case you will be assessed for the AS-level qualification. 

The course includes a wide range of topics in Engineering and will be taught through theory sessions and practical activities.

The course can be taken in the following ways:

- As a stand-alone part-time course.

- As an ‘add on’ to a full-time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma.

- As part of a study programme with another two A-Levels (full-time package).

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The A-Level in Engineering is designed to provide a broad educational basis for further education or for moving into employment within the engineering sector.

Subjects studied include Engineering Materials, Processes and Techniques, The Role of the Engineer, Principles of Design, Applied Engineering Systems, The Engineering Environment and Applied Design, Planning and Prototyping.

The aims of the AS & A-Level qualifications in Engineering are to:

- Develop an understanding of the nature and demands of different areas of engineering and related industries, including the social, economic and environmental impact these have on society;

- Develop a knowledge and understanding of the range of engineering technologies and the complex sub-groups that make up engineering and related industries;

- Apply knowledge of engineering technology in a variety of engineering contexts and to become safe users of equipment, techniques and procedures used in engineering contexts, including those dependent on ICT;

- Apply knowledge and understanding of engineering and its practical and technological aspects through project-based practical study of engineering design, production, commissioning and maintenance.

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

In year one you will complete portfolio evidence for two internally assessed units and sit one externally set and marked 1.5 hour exam for one unit which will comprise the assessment for the AS award.

In year two you will complete portfolio evidence for two internally assessed units and undertake an externally set practical activities brief for one unit which will comprise the assessment for the A-Level award.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides progression to further education, training or employment. Appropriate further education includes Foundation Degrees or Degrees in Engineering-related subjects, Level 4 Higher Nationals in Engineering or NVQ Engineering programmes at Levels 3/4. This could lead to a wide variety of careers in a range of Engineering sectors, e.g. mechanical, electrical / electronics, aerospace, chemical, civil, marine, environmental, etc.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or 4) in any examined subject, including English Language.

You will also need to have achieved at least Grade 7 in Maths and Grade 6 in Physics (or BB in Double Science).

If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact Lorraine Yuill:

If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on for details. More about Student Finance.

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