EAL Diploma in Engineering Technologies Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include Maths at grade D and English/Welsh First Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification.

In a nutshell

This is an entry level course in the dynamic world of engineering technology

This course is for you if...

... You are in full-time education

... You want a career change

... You want a basic level of understanding about engineering

What will I be doing?

The qualification has been specifically designed to offer progression onto the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technologies.

To earn this qualification, you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units, including:

  • 001 Intro to working in Engineering
  • 002 Intro to machining engineering materials
  • 003 Intro to cutting, forming and assembling engineering materials
  • 005 Intro to electronics
  • 006 Intro to electrical installation
  • 007 Intro to electrical and mechanical maintenance
  • 013 Intro to basic maths and science used in Engineering
  • 015 Intro to CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • 016 Intro to CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture)

The course allows you to work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations - a practical, competency-based qualification where you’ll complete practical exercises and assessments in the engineering workshop.

You’ll be assessed via exams, coursework, assignments, portfolio work, laboratory or practical assessments. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

  • EAL Level 1 Diploma in Engineering Technologies
  • Skills Challenge
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade D or above, to include Maths at Grade D and English/Welsh First Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification.

You'll need to be numerate, creative, have a keen interest in engineering, be self-motivated, hardworking, punctual and committed.

What comes next?

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technologies
  • Progress onto a suitable apprenticeship or employment as a mechanical or maintenance technician, machinist, toolmaker or fitter/turner.
  • Employment in industry

Additional information

You’ll develop essential employability skills such as self-management, team working, business awareness, customer awareness, problem-solving, communication, basic literacy and numeracy and a positive attitude to work.

You’ll need Personal Protective Equipment, such as boots and overalls, the cost of which is approximately £40.00. You’ll also need to supply your own stationery and folders.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

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Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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