EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)

Engineering and manufacturing

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.

Learners must be at least 16 years old. Any entry requirements for this qualification can be found in the relevant Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Standard. 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 qualification, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.

This qualification is predominantly for learners completing the Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard. It is also suitable for learners in full time education who would like to gain core knowledge and understanding of a range of occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector. The qualification may also be suitable for learners who are considering a career change. The qualification has been specifically designed to provide learners with the core knowledge and behaviours required for a range of Manufacturing and Engineering occupational roles or to offer progression into a higher level of study or an Apprenticeship.

It is suitable for learners aged:


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.