Level 2 Space Science Technology (2013)

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The CCEA Level 2 Certificate in Space Science Technology is an innovative course that explores how space science technologies are impacting our daily lives while enabling us to explore beyond planet earth.

Learners can study the night sky, considering why distant light is so appealing to mankind. They can explore the history of space exploration and enter the new dimension of the ‘space race’, where commercial companies compete to offer their services and products in space science technologies.

Assessment is based on eportfolios that show how learners have met the assessment criteria. There is no examination or test.

There are three mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Human Space Flight
  • Unit 2: Mapping with a GIS
  • Unit 3: Technology Impact on Society.

Learners must also choose three of the following five optional units:

  • Unit 4: Distant Light in the Universe
  • Unit 5: Composite Technologies and the Aerospace Industry
  • Unit 6: Location Aware Computing
  • Unit 7: Using Satellite Data
  • Unit 8: Remote Sensing of Earth and Space.

Current Specification

First teaching: from September 2013
QAN: 600/8588/5
Total qualification time: (Award: 60) (Certificate: 130)
Guided learning hours: (Award: 60) (Certificate: 130)
Qualification level: 2
Subject Code: N/A

Skills developed through Space Science Technology

This qualification encourages learners to:

  • develop skills in using scientific methods of enquiry;
  • develop skills in using geospatial data;
  • develop STEM skills to use in space science technology;
  • gain an understanding of the role played by space science technologies in industry;
  • gain an understanding of how space science technologies contribute to the economy;
  • study the exploration of the Cosmos;
  • gain an understanding of how space science technologies affect everyday life; and
  • apply their skills and understanding to citizen space science technology projects.

They can also develop skills that will enhance employability by investigating local companies involved in the aerospace industry.

For more information on this specification contact:

Gavin Graham
Subject Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2658
Nuala Tierney
Specification Support Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2292

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