Engineering Technologies EAL Diploma Level 1 at City College Brighton and Hove
This qualification has one core mandatory unit, which provides learners with an introduction to working in the engineering sector, and 22 optional units, from which a learners will select eight from the qualification units and structure. This qualification has been developed to provide learners with a comprehensive introduction to the practices and processes of engineering technologies. It covers knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to a variety of careers and study routes within the engineering industry and takes a hands-on approach to engineering training.
The EAL Level 1 Diploma in Engineering Technologies is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). The content and structure of the qualification has been developed to provide learners with a comprehensive introduction to the practices and processes of engineering technologies. It covers basic knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to a wide variety of careers and study routes within the engineering industry and takes a hands-on approach to basic engineering training by providing learners with:
- An understanding of a range of potential careers and apprenticeships in the engineering sector
- Experience and knowledge to be able to make an informed decision about a specific career within engineering
- Information that will help them make an informed decision about their post-16 options
- Personal skills to help them work effectively and achieve their potential
This is a graded qualification; learners can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification.
In particular, learners 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 scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments. A strong bias towards Maths would be an advantage for progression onto the next level.
Try to secure a “C” grade in English and Maths GCSE whilst still at school. There will be a fair amount of maths that you will use in your engineering course and, as an example; you will have to interpret instructions and drawings to be able to successfully carry out your practical tasks.
All full time courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2016. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment and the cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the college's learner support funds. You should apply for financial support as soon as you receive your offer letter.
Level 2 & 3, apprenticeships or industry work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.