Tech-level Engineering: Design

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Specification code: TVQ01018 TVQ01019
  • QAN code: 601/7081/5; 601/7079/7

We've designed these advanced, Level 3 technical qualifications in collaboration with employers and professional bodies. They're aimed at learners aged over 16 wanting to progress into a specific sector through apprenticeships, further study or employment.

Our Tech-level qualifications are included in the Department for Education (DfE)'s performance tables for technical and vocational qualifications aimed at students aged 16 to 19. They also attract UCAS tariff points

Transferable skills have been contextualised explicitly within each qualification and are a mandatory part of the qualification outcome.

Foundation Letters of support

Design Engineering Letters of support

Engineering Council UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) Letter


Specification at a glance

Sample papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

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Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

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Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 10 January 2020 Coursework deadline for Tech Levels Engineering: Mechanical systems (H/507/6524)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines

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We’ve a skills gap in the field of Design Engineering, this qualification will fill that and prepare students for the workforce, or continued studies at university

Matthew Bell, Director, Global Strategic Partnerships Manager, Autodesk Education

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