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Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Certificate Engineering Design

Welcome to Engineering Design Options Taster Session

Did you know? 

The snowboard was invented by an engineer?  With some engineering twists and turns along the way, the snowboard has become a marvel of geometry, chemistry, and biomechanics. Since the snowboard allows deft turns, ski manufacturers have quickly adopted some of the snowboard innovations, enabling skiers to turn with less effort.

We hope you enjoy the taster session!


What is a Cambridge National? 

Cambridge Nationals are vocational qualifications, equivalent to GCSEs, for 14–16 year olds. 

Do I need to study engineering to study it at University? 

No you don’t you must have Math and physics but having knowledge of practical skills really helps. 

Do I need to be able to draw? 

No, It does help but you will be taught technical drawing skills and Computer Aided Design. 

How much written work is there? 

As with any GCSE there is a fair amount of written work so you can show your aptitude and understanding, but there are practicals throughout the course. 

Do I need any specific equipment>

You will need to make sure you have a pencil, colouring pencils and a fine liner. We have drawing boards in school for you to use. 

What CAD packages will I learn to use? 

You will build on your knowledge of 2d Design and learn to use solid works. 

Is there anything I can do to help me on the course?

You can try some CAD programs, google sketch up, tinker cad or fusion 360, these are all free to use.