Engineering and manufacturing
What is this qualification?
This qualification is a competency qualification which lies within a regulated qualification framework and has been approved by the maritime defence engineering sector employer group which is made up a range of employers, training providers and professional institutions.
The qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to achieve the foundation phase requirements of the relevant apprenticeship standards. This arrangement ensures that when the apprentice completes the qualification they will have gained knowledge and practical experience of some of the situations that they could face within the occupational sector in which it is being delivered.
Typical job roles include:
• Maritime mechanical fitter
• Maritime electrical fitter
• Maritime pipeworker
• Maritime fabricator
The qualification will provide progression onto other suitable and appropriate Level 4 and above engineering and manufacturing qualifications.
What are the pre-requisites?
Apprentices must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that the apprentice have the potential to achieve this qualification. Apprentices must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and the external assessment.
Centres should make apprentices 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
Who is this qualification for?
• Apprentices working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard
• Apprentices looking to advance to the development phase of a relevant apprenticeship standard