Level 2 Manufacturing Engineering Operations


Entry Requirements

4x GCSE Grade 2+ (including English and Maths).

This course is designed as a full time study programme route for 16-18 year olds only, or those who hold an EHC plan. This course is not suitable for adults and additional charges will apply to those adults who wish to pursue this route of study.

What's Involved

The level 2 Manufacturing Engineering Operations Study programme is a practical, work-related course aimed to cover the basic knowledge and technical practical skills in basic engineering practices. It provides a solid foundation for future career opportunities or progression to a more advanced work-related qualification.

You will focus on the EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations technical qualification, which is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It provides learners with the core knowledge, understanding and behaviours required for a range of Manufacturing and Engineering occupational roles. It takes a hands-on approach to training by providing the learner with:

• Core knowledge and understanding of a range of occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector.

• Core behaviours that will ensure success in their role and help them to achieve their potential.

• A wide range of core knowledge and behaviours that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors.

Hard skills development, as requested by local employers, includes;

- Workshop skills

- Lean Manufacturing

- CAD (2D & 3D)

- Maths for Engineers

You will develop top common skills, as requested by local employers, including;

- Communications and Problem solving skills

- Customer service

- Computer literacy

- Risk analysis

This study programme is suitable for learners in full time education who would like to gain core knowledge and understanding of a range of occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector. The qualification may also be suitable for learners who are considering a career change. The qualification has been specifically designed to provide learners with the core knowledge and behaviours required for a range of Manufacturing and Engineering occupational roles or to offer progression into a higher level of study or an Apprenticeship.

Course Assessment Method

You will learn through a combination of workshops, seminars, tutorials and directed individual learning.

> Health and Safety in the engineering workplace

> Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

> Communicating technical information

> Using computer aided drafting

> Sheet-metal work

> Turning

> Hand skills

> CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)

02 How will it be assessed?

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple-choice examination and Centre marked practical/theory assessments for the mandatory unit and on-screen multiple-choice examinations and/or Centre marked practical/theory assessments for all other optional units. Assessment methods have been designed to assess

the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for all units.

The on-screen multiple choice examinations are set by EAL and marked by EAL. The internal assessments are set by EAL and marked by members of the delivery team at the Centre.

Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or multiple choice question papers, these must be treated as controlled assessments.

All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external quality assurance.

This qualification is made up of units to which appropriate assessment methods have been applied. The units contain the learning outcomes and the assessment criteria that the learner is to be assessed against.

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple-choice examination and Centre marked practical/theory assessments for the mandatory unit and on-screen multiple-choice examinations and/or Centre marked practical/theory assessments for all other optional units. Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for all units.

What's Next

The majority of students progress to Level 3 Full Time Engineering or onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Typical job roles include: Maintenance engineer, mechanical manufacturing engineer, electronic engineer, fabricator materials, processing or finishing engineer, technical support engineer.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course is designed as a full time study programme route for 16-18 year olds only, or those who hold an EHC plan. This course is not suitable for adults and additional charges will apply to those adults who wish to pursue this route of study.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)
Level: Level 2
Awarding Body: EMTA Awards Limited
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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