Level 1 Mechanical Engineering (L1MEC)
This course enables you to learn basic metal working skills using hand tools and machines.
What will I learn?
What should I have done already?
You should have successfully completed Year 10 Materials Technology (10MTK) in order to have the skills needed for this course. Or at the discretion of the Head of Technology.
The assessment tasks in this course are all done on paper. Practical work will support the written assessment tasks but is not directly assessed.
Every student in this course will be required to sign a contract regarding the use of the school workshop and the tools and equipment. Breaking the contract will result in removal from the class.
Every standard in this course contains written tasks to be completed. Students who are entitled to reader/writer assistance need to draw this to the attention of the teacher at the beginning of the school year so that assistance can be arranged well before the deadlines of the assessment.
Due dates will be advised by your teacher and are not negotiable. Incomplete work will not be assessed subject to the school NCEA policy.
Metalworking is dirty work
You are responsible for protecting your clothing. A dust coat or overalls are recommended.
Where does this course lead?
After completing this hands-on practical course, you could:
continue onto Level 2 Mechanical Engineering and complete some Level 2 industry units at school.
take the school 'Gateway Programme' and complete some Level 2 industry standards
leave school and enroll on a pre-apprenticeship course at Level 2
leave school for a full time apprenticeship
For all indicative course costs please see the course costs page.