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This qualification is part of the new Cambridge Nationals in Engineering suite. It is aimed at students who wish to study the processes involved in designing engineered products. Through research and practical activities, students will understand the requirements of a design specification and how market requirements and opportunities inform client briefs. Students will use practical skills such as drawing, computer modelling and model making to communicate design ideas. This qualification can be delivered on its own or in combination with any other qualifications from the Cambridge Nationals in Engineering suite and can be taught in a holistic or modular style.
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This sample assessment document should not be used as live assessment but can be used as teaching and mock assessment material.
The teaching and learning resources on this page must not be used for summative assessment purposes. As part of our teaching we expect support to be given to your learners; such support is not permissible for summative assessment and is likely to be considered malpractice.
An overview of the resources provided for Cambridge Nationals in Engineering.
An Excel based tool which enables teacher to monitor learner progress.
This project approach is mapped to the BLOODHOUND Model Rocket Car Challenge. A range of learning activities are provided with links to many suitable resources.
Project brief for learner.
This Project Approach shows how using the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge helps learners to achieve the Cambridge Nationals in Engineering, Engineering Design.
This Project Approach is mapped to the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge. A range of learning activities are provided with links to many suitable resources.
In this project approach learners are asked to design or modify a system that recovers or converts energy from existing energy sources.
Project brief for the learner.
An Excel based tool which enables teachers to select the correct combination of units for their learners.
This document provides links to resources provided by Practical Action.
This document provides links to resources provided by Siemens.
This guide gives a range of ideas for lessons structured by learning outcome for this unit.
This lesson element gives the learners the opportunity to research and compare products.
This document gives teachers background information about this lesson element.
This lesson element gives learners the opportunity to practice life cycle analysis.
This lesson element enable learners to develop their knowledge of production costs.
This document gives teachers background information about this lesson element..
Learners are required to identify the most appropriate tools to use in the disassembly of a product.
This document enable learners to consider what could be done with an out of update mobile phone.
Learners are required to consider the different methods of research.
This document describes how learners could use IT software to produce drawings.
This document gives teachers background information about this Lesson Element.
This lesson element gives learners the opportunity to learn about 3D drawings.
This lesson element is presented as a design competition challenge.
This lesson element is about planning to make a prototype.
This lesson element shows learners how they could manage the development of a prototype product.
This lesson element enables learners to consider the difference between a hazard and a risk.
Some interesting ideas from Practical Action to help inspire your learners to consider the design of products.
An Excel based tool which enables teachers to see how a holistic approach to delivery can enable teaching and learning of other subjects alongside Cambridge Nationals in Engineering.
Resources links provides ideas of other resources which teachers might find useful to support the delivery of these units.