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All Design and Technology courses will give students the opportunity to undertake assignments in which they will design and make products, relating them to industrial practices.  They will also study commercial products, analyse their construction and evaluate their effectiveness. Students will have the option to study one of the Vocational Design and Technology options.  These are: Engineering Design and Hospitality & Catering.

OCR Cambridge National Engineering Design

The Cambridge Nationals in Engineering Design is a discipline of engineering dealing with different manufacturing & design practices as well as processes using machines, tools and equipment that turn raw materials to new products. A practical approach to teaching and learning will provide you with knowledge in engineering technology and develop critical thinking, creativity and right skills through engaging practical experiences.

The engineering design course is aimed at students who wish to study the processes involved in manufacturing new engineered products. It provides you with the knowledge and skills required to operate manufacturing tools and equipment used to make products from the requirements of a design specification and develops your understanding of the processes and systems required to transfer a design concept into a product.

Why choose engineering – how about the diversity, the income, the lifestyle and people working in engineering get to do cool stuff?

To ‘engineer’ literally means to “make things happen”. Engineering is about the design and production of useful products and services. Engineering know-how converts scientific knowledge into technology and then technology into successful innovation. Many seemingly simple aspects of our daily lives have been conceptualised, designed and developed by an engineer.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a career in engineering.

  • Engineers have diverse careers
  • Engineers are in demand
  • Engineers get to do cool stuff
  • Engineers work all around the world Eng
  • Engineers get to travel
  • Engineers work on amazing projects
  • Engineers have a good work/life balance
  • Engineers earn good money
  • Engineers have a great lifestyle

There are four Mandatory Units:

R105: Design briefs, design specifications and user requirements

R106: Product analysis and research

R107: Developing and presenting engineering designs

R108: 3D design realisation

Eduqas Level ½ Hospitality and Catering Hob

The Eduqas Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering has been designed to support students who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them.  It is most suitable as a foundation for further study, providing students with a core depth of knowledge and a range of specialist and general skills that will support their progression to further learning and employment.

This Hospitality and Catering course has been designed to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding related to a range of hospitality and catering providers; how they operate and what they have to take into account to be successful. There is the opportunity to learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they successful link to hospitality and catering operations. In this qualification, students will also have the opportunity to develop practical based learning including food preparation and cooking skills as well as transferable skills of problem solving, organisation and time management, planning and communication.

Why choose hospitality and catering– how about the excitement, the income, the lifestyle and getting to know new and diverse people?

‘Hospitality’ is the friendly reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers. Whereas ‘catering’ is to provide people with food or drink at a particular event. So, why not combined the two? Use transferable skills to develop knowledge and understanding of this popular industry.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a career in hospitality and catering. 

  • The industry has diverse careers

  • The industry attracts the most income

  • Employees get to do new and exciting things

  • Employees can work  all around the world

  • Employees get to travel

  • Employees can invent new and exciting dishes

  • Employees earn good money

  • The industry uses new technologies

  • The industry is practical based

There are two mandatory units:

Unit 1 The Hospitality and Catering Industry

Unit 2 Hospitality and Catering in Action

Should you require further information please contact Mrs J O'Neill, head of dt, at oneilljThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.