Level 1 Certificate in Electronics

Engineering and manufacturing

This Vocationally-Related Qualification (VRQ) has been developed in close consultation with the Electronics Examination Board (EEB) to ensure that it meets the industry needs. In addition to this, EAL has consulted with industry throughout the development of this qualification to ensure that the structure and content meet the sector's needs with the following objectives: give the candidate a full understanding of the skills and competencies required by someone working in the electronics industry provide an important progression route into employment provide the electronics industry with a pool of staff with a national recognised qualification provide a very useful recruitment tool for electronics companies saving them time and money on unsuitable employees provide a popular qualification for students as they get to understand the full requirements of the job.

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake these qualifications unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the qualifications

This qualification has been designed for candidates who: wish to become a repair and/or installation technician or even gain a position in electronics retail industry are thinking about electronics as a career but who would like some experience of the job role first are new to the industry are looking for a career change wish to learn new skills.


The assessment of this qualification has two aspects: External Assessment is a multiple-choice examination written by EAL. This must be undertaken by the candidate under controlled conditions as specified by the awarding body (refer to EAL

Knowledge qualifications can be delivered in a classroom or workshop environment.