For learners interested in a career in the engineering or manufacturing sector.

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Who is this course for?

This Engineering Study Programme is suitable for learners aged 16-19 in full-time education who would like to gain core knowledge, understanding 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.

It may also be suitable for learners considering a career change.

What will I learn?

This course prepares learners for a highly-skilled and highly-paid job in engineering, allowing them to be the first in the queue for apprenticeships. Using our state-of-the-art facilities three days a week, you'll work towards an EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations whilst gaining valuable work experience in a manufacturing and engineering environment. This qualification enables a sound grounding for entry into the sector's employment, as, with exciting new job opportunities opening up in Engineering, competition will be great and potential employers will be looking for those with a head-start in training and a proven record of commitment to the Engineering disciplines.

The course takes a hands-on approach to training by providing learners 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.

Delivery Units:

Engineering Environment Awareness

Engineering Techniques

Engineering Maths and Science Principles

Fitting and Assembly Techniques

Qualifications Included:

EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations


Successful candidates can progress onto Level 3 Engineering programmes.

Typical job roles for this sector include:

Maintenance Engineer

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer

Electronic Engineer

Fabricator Materials

Processing or Finishing Engineer

Technical Support Engineer

Motorsport Race Technician

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be between 16 and 19 years old and should be able to demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the qualification, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.

All PPE and tools will be provided for the duration of the programme. Learners will be expected to provide their own pens, pencils, calculator and stationery.

Any further entry requirements for this qualification can be found in the relevant Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Standard.

How do I apply?

To apply, please contact

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