Ormiston NEW Academy

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Engineering

BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering

Examining body: Edexcel

Course content

The first unit of study is the mandatory unit of Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace.

The course then follows on to examine specific areas including:

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and mathematics and a science. Equivalent qualifications considered.

Progression routes

Students successfully completing the course will be able to progress to HND or degree level.

Potential career opportunities include: research, design engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, project management, development and testing, marketing, customer services, business management and materials development.

For further information contact

Mr M. Lawless


Design and Technology AS/A Level

Examination body: WJEC Eduqas

Course content

The A level in Design and Technology offers a unique opportunity in the curriculum for learners to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products or systems. Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. This specification encourages learners to use creativity and imagination when applying iterative design processes to develop and modify designs, and to design and make prototypes that solve real world problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants, aspirations and values.

Entry requirements:

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C or a BTEC Introductory qualification in Art, Design and Media.

Progression routes:

Students successfully completing the course will be able to progress to HND or degree level.

Potential career opportunities include: Product Design, Fashion, Graphics, Architecture, Interior Design, and various types of engineering.

For further information contact:

Mr Lawless