Students will either follow this programme as part of their apprenticeship framework, or as a fee paying part time student.
The course, which is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs, has been designed with a wide range of units so that learners can focus on their chosen career or area of interest. The qualification structure is designed to give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in life.
Updated April 2017
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 one year EAL programme, students will study a wide range of units, which affords them the opportunity to explore a range of engineering disciplines; this in turn enhances their career opportunities.
Learners gaining the Level 2 qualification will have access to a wide range of career and further education opportunities, including progression onto the EAL Level 3 Extended Technical Diploma.
The skills and knowledge the learner would have gained are in great demand and are recognised and highly valued by employers and colleges.
The following items are essential equipment for completion of the course:
• Safety footwear
• Flame retardant overalls
• Scientific calculator
• Note pad (lined and graph paper)