Pre-GCSE Route 2: Engineering


The Pre-GCSE Course is an essential part of the Gibraltar College students’ education. It develops students’ knowledge, skills and understanding at this level, providing progression opportunities for future enrolment in the College at Level 2 or relevant employment. This level provides you with the opportunity to study a variety of recognised vocational qualifications as well as Functional Skills English, Mathematics and Information Technology. In addition, students may be awarded the ASDAN Level 1 Volunteering, as part of the College’s structured tutorial programme.

Route 2. Certificate in Engineering:


The delivery and assessment of this qualification takes a ‘hands on’ approach. The final assessment of the units will be a combination of internally assessed practical tasks and an externally assessed multiple-choice examination. The suitability of the learner in the workshop environment will be assessed during the first few weeks of term. If appropriate, learners will continue with the practical elements of the programme. Otherwise, an alternative fall back route will be followed, consisting of bespoke ASDAN short courses, relevant to the local Engineering and Technology industry.

To view full course specification click Level 1 Certificate in Engineering Technologies Specification

NCFE LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN IT USER SKILLS (ITQ) (600/1455/6) Followed by all learners, regardless of route chosen

The NCFE Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) is a competence-based qualification and is a job ready qualification which requires learners to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work in a specific industry. This qualification is designed for learners who are using IT within their job or plan to pursue a career in a job requiring IT skills. The units chosen gives flexibility to the student to enable the qualification to match job roles. This qualification is suitable for learners using IT systems in a wide range of job roles. 

This qualification will: 

To view full course specification click NCFE Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills

To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills, learners must complete the mandatory unit and achieve a minimum of 13 credits to complete the course:

Please be advised that these may be subject to change.


To progress to Level 2, you must successfully complete:

For progression purposes a pass at L1 Functional Skills or 2 Awards, will be equated to a GCSE grade E. If you achieve one Level 1 Award, you may only progress to the Level 2 Certificate plus Mathematics and English. Progression to Level 2 is not automatic; factors such as attendance and attitude are also taken into account.