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NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Engineering

Ref:
603/2963/4
Sector:
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Features:
Learning Resources Available, Performance Points, V Cert

Level
Level 1/2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
120
TQT
157

Reminder – The first grade submission date for the synoptic project is 31st March for the 1/2 Technical Award V Cert qualifications. We’d like to remind you that you must submit grades via the portal by this date. Any queries, please refer to the updated Regulations and Delivery Guidance documents on Qual Hub for information on late and re-submissions.


Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Grading Calculator

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Factsheet

This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Steps to Booking Controlled Assessments - Guidance for Centres

This document outlines the steps centres need to take to book learners onto their controlled assessments.

Purpose Statement

This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to

Endorsement Letter - Society of Operations Engineers

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported this qualification.

Qualification mapping

This document will help Teachers and learners map content between this qualification and the previous version of this qualification.

Unit 1 Extended Response Questions Worksheet 1 - Exercise 1

Unit 1 Extended Response Questions Worksheet 1 - Exercise 2

DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide

Shaping future qualifications

V Certs Models explained

V Cert Centre Support Guide

V Certs Labour Market Intelligence Report

Tips for Teachers careers guidance

Fully Funded Courses List

Blended Learning Resources

External Assessment Windows

This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for this qualification as well as information about the assessments dates.

Technical Award External Assessment Results - Spring 2019

Spring 2019 - External Assessment Achievement Data

Customer Support Guide

Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick Guide

Synoptic Project 2019/20

This is the internal controlled assessment for 2019/2020. To access this you need to obtain the password from booking your learners on the portal following the ‘Steps to booking controlled assessment guidance for centres’ document available on the qualification page.

Regulations for the Conduct of Synoptic Project

This document provides instructions on the correct administration of the Internally Assessed Synoptic Project element of the NCFE Combined L1/L2 Technical Awards where assessments and associated grading descriptors are provided by NCFE.

Internal Synoptic Project Delivery Guidance for Centres

This guidance provides support and information on how to administer the Synoptic Project for all NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Awards where NCFE provide the assessment tasks and grading descriptors.

Grading Calculator

Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units and external assessments to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only. The raw mark grade boundaries for the external assessments will be awarded by NCFE after each assessment window.

Sample Mark Scheme

This is the sample mark scheme for the sample external assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Synoptic Project 2018/19

This is the retired paper from the 2018/2019 session and can be used as a mock only

Sample Portfolio - L2 Pass

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Sample Portfolio - L1 Merit

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Merit grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Sample Portfolio - L2 Distinction

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Distinction grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Sample Synoptic Project Brief

This Synoptic Project Brief will help learners prepare for the internal assessment.

Grading Structure

Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2019

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Sample Paper - Spring 2019

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Spring 2019

This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Synoptic Project - Assessor Feedback to Learner

Synoptic Project - Declaration of Authenticity

Synoptic Project - Learner Log

Synoptic Project - Record of Learner Observation

Mark Scheme - Autumn 2019

This is the mark scheme for the Autumn 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Autumn 2019

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Autumn 2019 external assessment.

External Assessment Past Paper - November 2019

This past paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

Mandatory units

  1. Understanding the Engineering World (H/616/8968)
  2. Skills and Techniques in Engineering (K/616/8969)

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