Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification has been developed to provide learners with skills and knowledge they will need to carry out a range of activites associated with the job of a engineering operative. It covers the relevant health and safety requirements to ensure that all aspects of the operative role can be carried out safely.

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

Centres should make learners with particular requirements aware of the content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to successfully complete the qualification. EAL will consider any reasonable suggestions for, and from, those with disabilities that would help them to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards required.

When used as part of an apprenticeship standard, apprentices must have achieved the requirements of the apprenticeship, in line with the apprenticeship standard they are working towards.

This qualification is for learners who are working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard, and who are looking to advance to a higher level qualification/apprenticeship.


This qualification is not graded, learners can achieve a Pass or be Refered. To achieve a pass, learners must be able to demonstrate their performance, skills, knowledge and behaviours across all units mandatory and optional units.

Performance evidence must be a product of the Apprentices work, such as items 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 skills performance, but it is unlikely that performance evidence alone will provide enough evidence in this area. Where the Apprentices knowledge and understanding is not apparent from performance evidence, it must be assessed by other means and be supported by suitable evidence.

The qualification has a minimum 470 GL(H) and 470 Total Qualification Time.

The Guided Learning values can include the following examples in line with regulatory requirements (this is not an exhaustive list and other examples could be used as outlined in regulatory guidance):
• supervised teaching and learning and supervised work-based learning
• all forms of assessment which takes place under immediate guidance or supervision of an appropriate individual (lecturer, supervisor, tutor, mentor, etc.), including where the assessment is competence based and may be turned into a learning opportunity
• supervised e-learning, oral and written questioning, workplace