Engineering Technologies

Reference Number

Extended Diploma


Engineering and manufacturing

What is this qualification?

The EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It has been specifically designed for learners undertaking specific pathways within an advanced Apprenticeship or 16-19 year old learners in full time education who are interested in pursuing a career in the engineering sector, including occupations and job roles such as maintenance engineer, mechanical engineer, welder and/or fabricator, and electrical and/or electronic engineer. The qualification may also be suitable for other learners, including adults, who are interested in engineering technology and/or are considering a career change.

UCAS Tariff Points:

Distinction - 96 Points, Merit - 64 Points, Pass - 32 Points


What are the pre-requisites?

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.

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is predominantly for learners completing specific pathways within an advanced level Apprenticeship or in full time education and are interested in pursuing a career in the engineering sector. The qualification may also be suitable for learners who are interested in engineering technology and/ or are considering a career change. It is suitable for learners aged:
• 16-18
• 19+

Qualification code601/5802/5
Credit value98-99
Minimum entry age16
Guided learning hours minimum750
Guided learning hours maximum750

How is this qualification delivered?

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.

How is this qualification assessed?
Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple choice examination for one mandatory unit and one optional unit and Centre marked practical and theory assessments for the second mandatory unit and other units within a pathway. Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of
learners for all units.

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