Why study Engineering?
Engineers can have a major impact on industry and society. The achievements they have made have improved the quality of everyday life, from the buildings we live and work In to the transport we use to get around and how we enjoy our leisure time.
Engineers are able to find solutions to problems, whether it is adapting or combining materials used to produce a product to make it withstand severe weather conditions or fixing materials in a different way to make something more portable. Problem solving is critical to working in engineering. Finding solutions to problems to ensure a product is fit for purpose involves:
- learning about materials
- design processes
- engineering processes
- safe use of tools and equipment
- Maths that engineers use.
Pupils will complete the WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Engineering. It provides learners with a broad introduction to the engineering sector and the types of career opportunities available. It is mainly suitable as a foundation for further study. This further study could provide learners with the awareness of the work of different types of job roles in the sector such as design engineers, civil engineers, technicians and mechanical engineers. As a result, they may wish to start an apprenticeship or continue with their studies into higher education in order to pursue those job roles.
The successful completion of this qualification, together with other equivalent qualifications, such as maths and sciences, could provide the learner with opportunities to access a range of qualifications including GCE, apprenticeships, vocationally related and occupational qualifications.