EAL Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Foundation Competence)

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification EAL Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence Engineering covers the specific skills, knowledge and behaviours for a range of maritime defence engineering manufacturing disciplines which have been developed in consultation with sector industry specialists and training providers to ensure that it meets the needs of industry, employers and apprentices and covers a range of apprenticeship standards devleoped across the maritime defence engineering manufacturing sector.

Typical job roles include:
• Maritime mechanical fitter
• Maritime electrical fitter
• Maritime pipeworker
• Maritime fabricator

The qualification will provide progression onto other suitable and appropriate Level 3 and Level 4 engineering and manufacturing qualifications.

Apprentices must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that the apprentice have the potential to achieve this qualification. Apprentices must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and the external assessment.

  • Apprentices working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard,
  • Apprentices looking to advance to the development phase of a relevant apprenticeship standard.

Performance evidence must be a product of the apprentices work, such as engineering assemblies, sub-assemblies or components that have been produced or worked on, plans, charts, reports, standard operating procedures, documents produced as part of a work activity, records or photographs of the completed activity together with evidence of the way the apprentice carried out the activities, such as witness testimonies, assessor observations or authenticated apprentice reports of the activity undertaken.
Knowledge and understanding are key components of competent performance, but it is unlikely that performance evidence alone will provide enough evidence in this area. Where the apprentice's knowledge and understanding is not apparent from performance evidence, it must be assessed by other means and be supported by suitable evidence.

Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner's place of work.