January 2015 update | Pearson qualifications

January 2015 update

21 January 2015

Our BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering (Specialist: Manufacturing Engineering) (QCF) has been amended to include an additional 7 units. 

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The additional 7 units are as follows:

Qualification code Title


Working safely and effectively in Engineering


Interpreting and using Engineering Information

A/600/0396 Selecting Engineering Materials
L/600/0399 Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering
A/600/0401 Operation and Maintenance of Mechanical Systems and Components
F/600/0402 Operation and Maintenance of Electrical Systems and Components
J/600/0403 Operation and Maintenance of Electronic Systems and Components

The revised qualification specification will be posted on our BTEC Specialist and Professional qualifications page.

For more information on this qualification, please contact your SV or Account Specialist.

19+ funding retention

As part of the new rules for Awarding organisations, we are required to provide at least 5 letters from employers highlighting their support for qualifications to retain funding as standalone provision for learners aged over 19. This will not affect qualifications Apprenticeship funding as this will remain.

Within the Engineering sector, we are seeking support from employers for the following qualifications in order to retain funding for 2015/16:

Qualification code Title


Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business-Improvement Techniques (QCF)


Pearson Edexcel Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations (QCF)


Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations (QCF)


Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business-Improvement Techniques (QCF)


Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques (QCF)


Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products (QCF)


Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Manufacturing Textile Products (QCF)


Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Textile Care Services (QCF)


Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF)

If you feel you're able to support us in this request, please contact Bryony Leonard, Sector Manager, on bryony.leonard@pearson.com or call 02476 516550/07711385445 for more assistance.

Apprenticeship reform and Trailblazers

Pearson are currently working with the following Engineering Trailblazer groups to develop new qualifications and assessments for the revised Apprenticeship Standards, which are due to be operational from September 2015.  These will not completely replace the existing SASE Apprenticeship Frameworks but will replace roles within them.

  • Aerospace and Airworthiness
    • Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter
    • Aerospace Electrical Fitter
    • Machinist
    • Aircraft Maintenance Fitter (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
    • Maintenance Mechanic (Military)
    • Survival Equipment Fitter (Military)
    • Airworthiness Planning Quality & Safety Technician
    • Aircraft Certifying Engineer
    • Aerospace Manufacturing Engineer
    • Aerospace Software Developer
  • Automotive
    • Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
    • Product Design and Development Technician
    • Tool and Die Maker
    • Control/Technical Support Enginee
    • Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer
    • Manufacturing Engineer
    • Product Design and Development Engineer
  • Automotive Retail
    • Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Service Technician (Light Vehicle)
    • Auto Industry Customer Service Advisor
    • Vehicle Sales Advisor
    • Vehicle Parts Operator

For more information on these occupations or for more information on the Apprenticeship Trailblazer and reforms in general please contact Bryony Leonard on 02476 516550 or via e-mail on bryony.leonard@pearson.com.


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