The EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Technologies is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It will give learners knowledge and understanding of a broad range of engineering competencies. The qualifications cover the intermediate knowledge, understanding and skills that are required by someone working in the engineering industry. It takes a hands-on approach to intermediate engineering training by providing learners with:
•Knowledge and understanding of a range of engineering competencies
•Information that will help them make more informed decisions about their career options
Learners must be at least 14 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.
This qualification is predominantly for learners completing an intermediate level Apprenticeship or in full time education who are interested in engineering and would like to gain an intermediate level of knowledge and understanding about the engineering sector. The qualification may also be suitable for learners who are interested in engineering technology and/or are considering a career change. The qualification has been specifically designed to offer progression into a higher level of study or an Apprenticeship.
Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple choice examination for the mandatory units and a Centre marked practical and theory assessments for the optional units. Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for all units.
The qualification does not require evidence of occupational competence in the workplace. However, the units of the qualification have been derived from the relevant National Occupational Standards and so contribute to developing the skills and knowledge that have been identified to operate effectively in job roles within the Engineering Sector.