Engineering and manufacturing
What is this qualification?
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.
What are the pre-requisites?
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.
Who is this qualification for?
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.