Qualifications at a glance - overview

Level 3 Foundation Technical Level Engineering

Ofqual qualification number 601/7079/7 AQA qualification number TVQ01019
First registration date September 2016 Age range 16 – 18, 19+
Last registration date 31 August 2020 UCAS points Information on UCAS points can be obtained from ucas.com
Last certification date 31 August 2023 Performance table points Information on performance measures can be obtained from education.gov.uk
Total qualification time (TQT)

380 (GLH = 360)
(See TQT section for more information)

Eligibility for funding Yes
Unit weighting 25% per unit Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification set by AQA
Mandatory units All units in this qualification are mandatory.
Resits, re-submissions and re-takes

The learner is permitted one resit/re-take in relation to each unit of the qualification.

Where a unit is examined/externally assessed, this means one resit. Where a unit is internally assessed and externally quality assured, this means one re-take.

Resits, re-submissions and re-takes are each permitted where learners have both failed the requirements of the unit and where the learner wishes to improve on a grade received.

Any re-submission of an assignment (ie a second attempt at an internally assessed unit task/assignment prior to external quality assurance) must be undertaken without further guidance from the tutor and must be completed within a defined and reasonable period of time following the learner receiving their initial result of the assessment.

Assessment model This qualification contains externally examined and internally assessed units. Internally assessed units are externally quality assured by AQA. Examination sessions January and June each year
Employer involvement during delivery It is a requirement that employers are engaged meaningfully in the delivery of this qualification. Further information on this can be found in the individual units (where relevant) and the Meaningful employer involvement section.
Grading The units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction
The overall qualification is graded as P, M, D, D*
Transferable skills contextualised within the units of this qualification

These are the skills deemed essential by the employers and professional bodies AQA has collaborated with on the development of this qualification. We have contextualised units around these ‘soft’ skills. There may be more than one opportunity for each transferable skill to be evidenced to the required standard across the units within the qualification. It is important to note that learners must demonstrate successful achievement of the identified transferable skill(s) appropriate to the qualification on one occasion to the required standard in the identified unit(s). Evidence produced for the transferable skills will be internally assessed and externally quality assured.

  • Communication (oral and written)
  • Problem solving
  • Team work

Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Design Engineering

Ofqual qualification number 601/7081/5 AQA qualification number TVQ1018
First registration date September 2016 Age range 16-18, 19+
Last registration date 31 August 2020 UCAS points Information on UCAS points can be obtained from ucas.com
Last certification date 31 August 2023 Performance table points Information on performance measures can be obtained from education.gov.uk
Total qualification time (TQT) 760 (GLH = 720)
(See TQT section for more information)
Eligibility for funding Yes
Unit weighting 12.5% each unit Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification set by AQA
Mandatory units All units in this qualification are mandatory.
Resits, re-submissions and re-takes

The learner is permitted one resit/re-take in relation to each unit of the qualification.

Where a unit is examined/externally assessed, this means one resit. Where a unit is internally assessed and externally quality assured, this means one re-take.

Resits, re-submissions and re-takes are each permitted where learners have both failed the requirements of the unit and where the learner wishes to improve on a grade received.

Any re-submission of an assignment (ie a second attempt at an internally assessed unit task/assignment prior to external quality assurance) must be undertaken without further guidance from the tutor and must be completed within a defined and reasonable period of time following the learner receiving their initial result of the assessment.

Assessment model This qualification contains externally examined and internally assessed units. Internally assessed units are externally quality assured by AQA. Examination sessions January and June each year
Employer involvement during delivery It is a requirement that employers are engaged meaningfully in the delivery of this qualification. Further information on this can be found in the individual units (where relevant) and the Meaningful employer involvement section.
Grading The units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction
The overall qualification is graded as PP, MP, MM, DM, DD, D*D, D*D*
Transferable skills contextualised within the units of this qualification

These are the skills deemed essential by the employers and professional bodies AQA has collaborated with on the development of this qualification. We have contextualised units around these ‘soft’ skills. There may be more than one opportunity for each transferable skill to be evidenced to the required standard across the units within the qualification. It is important to note that learners must demonstrate successful achievement of the identified transferable skill(s) appropriate to the qualification on one occasion to the required standard in the identified unit(s). Evidence produced for the transferable skills will be internally assessed and externally quality assured.

  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Research
  • Teamwork