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OCR is pleased to announce the launch of a new suite of engineering qualifications during a week designed to inspire more young people to become engineers.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week runs from 4 – 8 November and will be showcasing the exciting businesses and industries that rely on engineers.
To mark this special week, OCR will be demonstrating its own engineering education expertise through the new Cambridge Nationals in Engineering qualifications. These exciting new qualifications are designed to bring the dynamic world of engineering to life and to ensure the next generation of young engineers has the skills and knowledge required by employers in the engineering community.
The suite of four GCSE-sized qualifications can be studied separately or in combination and will be available for first teaching from September 2014.
Charlotte Bosworth, OCR Director for Skills and Employment, said: “We’re excited about the new Cambridge Nationals in Engineering. They’ve been developed with a wide range of employers that we have worked with for a number of years along and with strong input from the JCB Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and SEMTA.
“These qualifications will ensure learners are equipped with the skills to become our future engineers. We are also excited that our employers are working with us to develop support resources to ensure delivery is employer driven and provides real engineering challenges for learners to work through.”
The launch of Cambridge Nationals in Engineering comes hot on the heels of the publication of a Review of Engineering Skills in the UK by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The review sees the start of a campaign to encourage more people to take up engineering by improving education in this area. The Government has pledged nearly £49 million in funding for engineering skills in response to this review, of which £250,000 will support Tomorrow’s Engineers’ on-going work.
For more information about these exciting new qualifications, as well as the entire range of Cambridge Nationals, visit OCR’s dedicated website.