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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

The last few decades have seen a rapid acceleration in the development and uptake of smart products and semi- intelligent devices and objects. The barrier to entry has also come down and it is now quite possible for medium sized firms to launch satellites into space using rockets of their own design and manufacture. This was once the realm of sovereign states or even multiple countries due to the cost and complexity.
A great deal of this innovation has been driven by the constant improvement and miniaturisation of control systems. Most primary school learners have used mini computers such as the Raspberry Pi™ and in 2015 all UK Year 7 learners were given their own C micro:bit computer to use. The increasing access to these powerful and easy to use control devices has opened up a huge number of possibilities for companies to explore industries from rocket science to artificial intelligence and school learners are in an excellent position to follow closely behind.
The object of this qualification is to introduce KS4 learners to this fast-moving world and equip them for jobs in these industries in the near future. The learners will learn how to build and fly rockets, how to build some objects to go into those rockets, such as microsatellites. They will explore artificial intelligence and look at the issues surrounding the making and use of unmanned vehicles.

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE

Examined course

This qualification is designed for 14-16 year old learners who want to use and understand advanced manufacturing technologies and techniques to promote themselves for further study or for job applications. The object of this qualification is to introduce KS4 learners to this fast moving world and equip them for jobs in these industries in the near future. The learners will learn how to build and fly rockets, how to build some objects to go into those rockets, such as microsatellites. They will explore artificial intelligence, and look at the issues surrounding the making and use of unmanned vehicles.

Total Credits required to achieve the qualification - 12
Mandatory Units: 

  • UNIT 1 - The Understanding of Rocket Design and Manufacture (3 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 2 - The Understanding of Microsatellite Design and Manufacture (3 CREDIT)
  • UNIT 3 - The Exploration of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (3 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 4 - Working with and Understanding Unmanned Vehicles (3 CREDITS)

NUMBER

603/2970/1

 LEVEL

Level 1

TOTAL CREDITS

12

GLH

120

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence

OPERATIONAL DATE

22-Feb-2018

FUNDED

YES

GRADING SCALE

P/M/D/D*

SPECIFICATION:
The qualification at Level 1 has two assessment components both of which cover the full content of the qualifications.

  1. Coursework assessed in terms of competence in practical areas where knowledge and understanding can be applied in real and motivating contexts.
  2. An externally set and externally marked examination to assess knowledge and understanding that underpins user competence.

The Level 1 qualification requires 12 credits from 4 generic units. This qualification will be assessed internally by a Controlled Assessment worth 40 marks, and externally through an Examination worth 60 marks.
The controlled assessment will be in the form of a synoptic project, which will be externally set by TLM to ensure quality and rigour. A different synoptic project brief will be released each December of the second year of the course and will comprise of a number of tasks, which will assess the learner in each of the Assessment Objectives.
External assessment will be conducted in an online examination set by TLM consisting of 60 marks, it is recommended that centres request the examination once the learners have successfully passed their internally assessed work. These exams must be conducted under formal supervision conditions.
It has grading across 4 levels from Pass upto Distinction*.

LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE

Examined course

This qualification is designed for 14-16 year old learners who want to use and understand advanced manufacturing technologies and techniques to promote themselves for further study or for job applications. The object of this qualification is to introduce KS4 learners to this fast moving world and equip them for jobs in these industries in the near future. The learners will learn how to build and fly rockets, how to build some objects to go into those rockets, such as microsatellites. They will explore artificial intelligence, and look at the issues surrounding the making and use of unmanned vehicles.

Total Credits required to achieve the qualification - 16
Mandatory Units: 

  • UNIT 1 - The Understanding and Appreciation of Rocket Science (4 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 2 - The Understanding and Application of Microsatellites (4 CREDIT)
  • UNIT 3 - Working with Robotics and Artifical Intelligence (4 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 4 - The Development and Deployment of Unmanned Vehicles (4 CREDITS)

NUMBER

603/0146/6

 LEVEL

Level 2

TOTAL CREDITS

16

GLH

160

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Coursework, E-assessment, Portfolio of Evidence, Written Examination

OPERATIONAL DATE

01-Sep-2016

FUNDED

YES

GRADING SCALE

A*/A/B/C

SPECIFICATION:

The qualification has two assessment components both of which cover the full content of the qualifications.

  1. Coursework assessed in terms of competence in practical areas where knowledge and understanding can be applied in real and motivating contexts.
  2. An externally set and externally marked examination to assess knowledge and understanding that underpins user competence.

The Level 2 qualification is unit based and consists of 4 units. Units have credit values in the regulated qualifications framework (RQF). 16 credits are needed for the Level 2 qualification equating to 160 guided learning hours and 180 hours Total Qualification Time. The mode of teaching is entirely up to the school.
Level 2 candidates will gain 30 marks from providing coursework evidence that meets the Level 2 assessment criteria as determined by their assessor with independent moderation/verification samples. They are then eligible to take the examination which provides a further potential 70 marks.
External assessment will be conducted via an online examination set by TLM consisting of 70 marks. And is recommended that centres request the examination once the learners have successfully passed their internally assessed work. These exams must be conducted under formal supervision conditions.
It has grading across 4 levels from C to A*.

TLM L2 Certificate in Open Systems and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - Handbook

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