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Engineering Operations (Knowledge) (EAL Level 2 Certificate) — Full-time

Course outline

This qualification is perfect if you would like to gain core knowledge and understanding of a range of occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector.

It has been specifically designed to provide you with the core knowledge 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.

The course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of a blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours required across a range of engineering operations. It covers the core knowledge and understanding that are required by an engineering operative involved in the Manufacturing and Engineering sector.

You can expect a very practical course which gives you the knowledge and skills to progress within the Engineering sector. You will be exposed to Engineering techniques and practical skills such as:

  • Welding and fabrication
  • Machining
  • Maintenance techniques
  • Hand fitting techniques
  • Electronics
  • Automation and robotics

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C047325 / Q047326


EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You must have a GCSE Grade 4 in either GCSE English or Maths.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple-choice examination and Centre marked practical/theory assessments for the mandatory unit and on-screen multiple-choice examinations and/or Centre marked practical/theory assessments for all other optional units.

Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for all units.


If you gain your GCSEs in both English and Maths, you can progress into Level 3/T-Level in Engineering. If you need to resit either Maths or English GCSE, you can continue onto Level 2 Year 2 to top up to the Diploma in Engineering Operations.

You could also progress onto a Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeship in Engineering depending on their GCSE results