Tech-level Engineering: Mechatronics

We’ve submitted our proposed changes to Ofqual for Tech-level Engineering (TVQ1019), and Tech-level Engineering: Mechatronic Engineering (TVQ1016). We’ll publish further information as soon as we’ve received their feedback.

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Specification code: TVQ01016 TVQ01019
  • QAN code: 601/7080/3; 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

Mechatronic Engineering Letters of support

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


Specification at a glance

Past 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.

All teaching resources



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

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 10 January 2021 Non-exam assessment submission deadline for Level 3 Certificate Engineering: Mechanical systems (H/507/6524)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 13 January 2021 Exam for Level 3 Certificate; AQA Certificate TVQ Engineering: Materials technology and science (F/506/5952)
    Series: January 2021
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1hr 45m
  • 15 January 2021 Exam for Level 3 Certificate; AQA Certificate TVQ Engineering: Mathematics for engineers (J/506/5953)
    Series: January 2021
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1hr 45m

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We believe that AQA’s Mechatronic Engineering qualification will provide learners with the specialist knowledge and competencies required for onward progression

Brenda Yearsley, School and Education Development Manager, Siemens

Thinking about teaching our new Tech-level specification?

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