Engineering and manufacturing
What is this qualification?
The EAL Level 2 Diploma in Machining is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It will give learners knowledge and understanding of a range of machining techniques. The qualifications cover the intermediate knowledge, understanding and skills that are required by someone working in the machining sector. It takes a hands-on approach to foundation machining training by providing learners with:
- Knowledge and understanding of a range of machining techniques,
- Information that will help them make more informed decisions about their career options,
- Personal skills to help them work effectively and achieve their potential.
This is a graded qualification; learners can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
What are the pre-requisites?
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.
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is predominantly for learners completing the foundation phase of the level 3 Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering apprenticeship standard or in full time education who are interested in machining and would like to gain an intermediate level of knowledge and understanding about the machining sector. The qualification may also be suitable for learners who are interested in machining techniques 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.