Tech-level Engineering: Mechatronics

We've updated qualifications to reflect changes to 2021 exams and assessment.

Read about the changes to 2021 exams for Tech-level Engineering: Mechatronics

The last time schools can enter for our Tech-level Engineering: Mechatronics will be summer 2020. June 2021 will be the final internally assessed unit certification opportunity, and January 2022 will be the last external exam resit and certification opportunity.

  • 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

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

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Key dates

  • 7 June 2021 Exam for Level 3 Certificate TVQ Engineering: Materials technology and science (F/506/5952)
    Series: June 2021
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 45m
  • 21 June 2021 Exam for Level 3 Certificate TVQ Engineering: Mathematics for engineers (J/506/5953)
    Series: June 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h 45m
  • 10 January 2022 Non-exam assessment submission deadline for Level 3 Certificate Engineering: Mechanical systems (H/507/6524)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines

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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

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