Engineering Design Cambridge National Certificate

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Cambridge National Certificate in Engineering Design

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Why study this course?

We provide this course to make sure that the next generation of young engineers is equipped with the skills demanded by employers in the engineering community. The Cambridge Nationals in Engineering provide sufficient breadth to maintain the skills central to engineering while also allowing specialist skills to be developed.

What can you expect from this course?

Engineering Design give you a real foothold in the process of engineering design from contextualisation, through to realisation. You will be picking up the skills to help you become a design champion of the future

How is it assessed?

One unit is assessed through an exam and three further units which are centre assessed.

What are the entry requirements?

An interest in engineering

What can I do after completing this qualification?

Students will develop skills, knowledge and understanding through these qualifications which are relevant to both work and further study. It will support progression into employment through work-placed or college-based apprenticeships in areas such as Engineering and Manufacturing. It will also support students progressing to A Levels or to Cambridge Technicals.

What will I study?

R105: Design briefs, design specifications and user requirements.
R106: Product analysis and research.
R107: Developing and presenting engineering designs.
R108: 3D design realisation

Additional activities within this subject

Within this qualification we aim to create a series of real world engineering projects, tied to our employer partners, giving each learner the skills that will help them adapt the challenges or working in a real life engineering environment


Dan Howard, Damien Hodgkiss