BTEC Firsts Engineering (2012) - NQF

Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying BTEC Firsts in Engineering (NQF). Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, these vocational qualifications provide level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector.

Units offered include the ways engineering affects our world today, engineered products, materials and how mathematics and science are essential to success.

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Specification

Specification

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BTEC First Award in Engineering specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Engineering
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
120
Qualification number (QN):
600/4788/4
Qualification framework:
National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16, 16-18, 18+
Availability:
UK only
First teaching:
2012
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2017

BTEC First Certificate in Engineering specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Engineering
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
240
Qualification number (QN):
600/6628/3
Qualification framework:
National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16, 16-18, 18+
Availability:
UK only
First teaching:
2012
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2017

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Engineering specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
360
Qualification number (QN):
600/6630/1
Qualification framework:
National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16, 16-18, 18+
Availability:
UK only
First teaching:
2012
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2017

BTEC First Diploma in Engineering specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
480
Qualification number (QN):
601/0545/8
Qualification framework:
National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16, 16-18, 18+
Availability:
UK only
First teaching:
2013
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2017
Support for teachers

Support for teachers

Whether you’re planning to teach BTEC for the first time or have taught BTEC Firsts before, you’ll find all the information you need to plan your course here.

To help get you started, there’s a step-by-step guide to delivering BTEC.

Then you can create courses and assignments using the course wizard in myBTEC; download sample assessment materials; gather ideas for practical activities and realistic scenarios from our Delivery Guide; or book your place on one of our training courses.

Watch an introduction to our BTEC training courses. 

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Course planning

Unit planning

Once your plans are in place, there’s plenty of advice and guidance available to help you deliver BTEC Firsts (NQF).

The Introduction to Standardisation training helps make sure you’re up to speed on the Quality Assurance process. There’s also FAQs about onscreen testing and a wealth of material in the Teaching and Learning section of the Course Materials area, including Sample Marked Learner Work.

We also offer a wealth of published resources to support your learners and bring your lessons to life.

High-quality, teacher-led assessment is at the heart of BTEC Firsts (NQF). These qualifications also contain an element of external assessment, which may be through a timetabled paper-based examination or an onscreen, on-demand test.

To help you in creating your own assignments, you can use our authorized assignment briefs either ‘off the shelf’ or as a guide to creating your own.

There’s also a Guide to Internal Assessment Sample Assessment Materials, and Sample Marked Learner Work.

If you need clarity on how much feedback to give your learners when they’re working on assignments, you can work through our Giving Feedback – refresher training.

 

External assessment takes the form of an onscreen test or a traditional paper-based exam.

Prepare your learners with sample assessment materials, mark schemes and past papers.

You can also see feedback from a ‘retired’ onscreen test to see how and why marks were awarded. 

Calculating BTEC grades 

The specification is the best place to find guidance on how the qualification grade is calculated, but you can also see our guidance for students on how we calculate the overall grade for their BTEC. Alternatively, if you or your students want to calculate an overall BTEC grade, you can use our handy grade calculator. 

After each test, we make a range of documents available to help you see why your learners have received the grades they have, and to use in future teaching to help new learners prepare for assessment. These materials include:

  • Mark Schemes and Past Papers including retired onscreen tests
  • Lead Examiner reports – an overview of how learners performed on each unit and the overall test.

We also have subject-specific post-results services, which include information about what you can do if you’re concerned about a student’s results.

Grading for Internally Assessed units is carried out according to the Quality Assurance process and is supported by Standards Verifiers. 

Calculating your qualification grade

Externally assessed units

Post-results services 

Internally Assessed Units

 

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What will I learn?

BTEC Firsts in Engineering can help you take your first steps towards a career in sectors such as manufacturing, automotive, electrical and mechanical engineering. You’ll learn about processes, materials, and how engineering contributes to a sustainable future. 

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