Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 year Level 2 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational
September 1 year Level 2 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This qualification provides learners with knowledge and understanding of a blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours required across a range of engineering operations. The qualification covers the core knowledge and understanding that are required by an engineering operative involved in the Manufacturing and Engineering sector.

This course is designed as stand-alone one-year full time course in engineering, that develops an understanding of general Engineering principles and supports progression to Level 3, an apprenticeship or into employment.

The course is for students who wish to follow a career in mechanical/manufacturing engineering and electrical/electronic engineering. You will learn how to use engineering manuals and workshop diagrams and learn how to use different engineering machinery and equipment, basic electronics and welding. This is Ideal if you are considering a career in mechanical/manufacturing or electrical/electronic engineering.

You should have 2 GCSE's at Grade 4/C or above in Mathematics, English and Science, including grade 4 in Mathematics or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire Additional costs include PPE, equipment, textbooks and some trips or visits.

What will be assessed?

This qualification is made up of units to which appropriate assessment methods have been applied. The units contain the learning outcomes and the assessment criteria that the learner is to be assessed against.

All learning outcomes within the qualification will be assessed. In order to meet this requirement, it is advised that centres should maintain an assessment and feedback record for each learner. This will detail the evidence evaluated against the learning outcome and the feedback given to the learner. All learner evidence must be available to the EAL External Quality Assurer.

How will it be assessed?

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple-choice examination and centre marked practical/theory assessments for the mandatory unit and on-screen multiple-choice examinations and/or centre marked practical/theory assessments for all other optional units. Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for all units.

The on-screen multiple choice examinations are set by EAL and marked by EAL. The internal assessments are set by EAL and marked by members of the delivery team at the centre.

Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or multiple choice question papers, these must be treated as controlled assessments.

All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external quality assurance.

A good understanding of Mathematics and English is required with a minimum of grade 4 in Maths as a prerequisite.

English and Mathematics are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Mathematics and/or English at school, we will support you to achieve a better grade and improve your skills.

Learners are required to complete 30 hours of work placement/ experience.

We have links with local engineering companies.

This is a full-time course, Monday-Friday at 09:00am-16:15pm. Days and Times are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of the term.

The duration of the academic year is from September to June.

The course runs Monday-Friday, 09:00am - 16:15pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of the term.

The EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge) is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It provides learners with the core knowledge, understanding and behaviours required for a range of manufacturing and engineering occupational roles.

It takes a hands-on approach to training by providing the learner with:

- Core knowledge and understanding of a range of occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector
- Core behaviours that will ensure success in their role and help them to achieve their potential
- A wide range of core knowledge and behaviours that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors

- Engineering Environment Awareness
- Engineering Techniques
- Engineering Mathematics and Science Principles
- Manual Welding Techniques
- Manual Turning Techniques
- Manual Milling Techniques
- Electrical installation methods, warning, and circuit protection

What’s next?

On successful completion of the course you will be encouraged to consider progression onto a course such as:

– Level 3 Certificate in Engineering Technologies
– Level 3 Engineering and Manufacturing Competence
– BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
– BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering
– BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Manufacturing and Engineering)

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