This EAL unit covers the skills and knowledge needed to prove the competences required for basic heavy plate work (above 3 mm).
In producing the plate work components, you will be expected to use appropriate tools and equipment to mark out the material for a range of features to be produced and then to use hand tools, portable power tools and simple machines to produce a variety of shapes, profiles and forms.
It will give you the opportunity to produce simple plate work assemblies, using mechanical fastening devices and tack welding. It will also give you the understanding to use cutting, forming and assembly processes.
Added December 2020
No formal entry requirements
Performance to be assessed and evidenced through practical workshop sessions. Knowledge to be assessed and evidenced through a series of underpinning knowledge questions
This EAL assessment route covers the skills and knowledge needed to prove the competences required that will prepare the learner for entry into the engineering or manufacturing sectors, creating a progression between education and employment. It will provide a basis for the development of additional skills and occupational competences in the working environment.
Students will need to wear overalls and safety boots.