EAL Level 3 Certificate in Robotics and Automation

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification comprises of a series of units which cover the knowledge and skills of robotic and automation engineering including: programmable logic control, maintenance of automation, fault finding and diagnosis, robot processes and functions, automated control systems, machine software design principles, robot programming, simulation engineering, process optimisation. There is an additional unit covering innovation in automation which can be selected as applicable to suit local needs.

Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification. In particular, learners should be able to demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.

Learners who wish to understand robotic and automation engineering.

Technicians and engineers who already work within the manufacturing industry who wish to enhance or re-confirm their skills and understanding of robotic and automation engineering.


The units in this qualification are assessed by centre devised assessment methods. 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.

This qualification will be achieved when the learner has successfully completed the units which are assessed by centre devised and marked assessments which meet in total the learning outcomes and criteria.