This training has been designed to give new entrants to the engineering sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of a modern variety of engineering industries.
This course provides the technical certificate for the apprenticeship framework but can also be studied as a 'stand alone' qualification for people who want to gain a Level 3 qualification but cannot commit themselves to a full time course.
Updated April 2017
This can be reviewed on a one to one basis, depending on the learner's industrial experience.
As from 14 October 2016, learners who have achieved a qualification recognised as an alternative to Essential Skills, as detailed under the apprenticeship framework, are not required to undertake Essential Skills qualification. However, if a learner’s WEST assessment identifies that the learner has essential skills deficits which would inhibit progress through the framework, this needs to be addressed.
While following a two year EAL Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies, the students will study a wide range of units which allows learners to focus on their chosen career or area of interest and progress into employment or higher education.
The units include Engineering Maths, Mechanical Principles, Electrical Principles, Mechanical Maintenance and Computer Aided Drafting.
The aim of this course is to provide students with the framework for the apprenticeship programme, thus enabling students to progress on to a higher level courses e.g. HNC Electrical Engineering / HNC Mechanical Engineering / Higher Level Apprenticeship.