EAL Level 2 Diploma in Practical Engineering / EAL Diploma Lefel 2 mewn Peirianneg Ymarferol

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification provides the opportunity for the learner to take a practical approach to developing skills and knowledge in a range of chosen engineering disciplines such as fitting, welding, additive manufacturing etc as well as to introduce learners to topics within the context of an engineering environment to include health & safety, communication, working effectively and individual rights & responsibilities.

Learners must be at least 14 years old.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and meet the assessment criteria. 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.

This qualification is for anyone from age 14 who is interested in developing skills and knowledge within a range of engineering disciplines, whether that is to embark on a career within engineering through a subsequent apprenticeship or within other sectors where those skills and knowledge are transferable. Interest may come from those who are presently in compulsory education (pre-16) as well as those who have recently left compulsory education, but who are not in education, employment or training, as well as those who may be long-term unemployed looking to retrain or gain employment and/or an apprenticeship within the engineering sector.


Learner assessment packs contain instructions relating to the practical and knowledge assessment. Learners will require access to these documents when they are ready to be assessed.

Centres/delivery environments must comply within all applicable Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and guidance.