Engineering Technologies

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • £400 (Year 1)

  • 2 years, 1 evening per week

This Level 2 EAL programme is for employees of businesses looking to develop their staff for progression onto level 3 programmes or to upskill for technician level.

The qualification is predominantly for learners completing an intermediate level apprenticeship or in full-time education and interested in engineering and would like to gain an intermediate level of knowledge and understanding about the engineering sector. The qualification may also be suitable for those who are interested in engineering technology and/or are considering a career change. The qualification has been specifically designed to offer progression into a higher level of study or an apprenticeship.

This is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It will give knowledge and understanding of a broad range of engineering competencies. The qualifications cover the intermediate knowledge, understanding and skills which are required by someone working in the engineering industry.

It takes a hands-on approach to intermediate engineering training by providing learners with:

  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of engineering competencies
  • Information that will help them make more informed decisions about their career 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.

The qualification covers:

  • QET2/001A Engineering environment awareness *
  • QET2/002 Engineering techniques *
  • QET2/003 Engineering mathematics and science principles *
  • Optional units, Pathway H
  • QET2/035 Applied mathematics in engineering
  • QET2/036 Business improvement techniques
  • QET2/039 Engineering manufacturing techniques

* mandatory units

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple choice examination for the mandatory units and a Centre marked practical and theory assessments for the optional units.

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

The on-screen multiple choice examination is set and marked by EAL. The internal assessment is set by EAL and marked by members of the delivery team at the Centre.

Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or multiple choice question papers, these must be treated as controlled assessments. All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external quality assurance.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification could lead to job roles such as Mechanical Fitter, Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Sheet Metal Worker, CNC operator, Welder.

This is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It will give knowledge and understanding of a broad range of engineering competencies. The qualifications cover the intermediate knowledge, understanding and skills which are required by someone working in the engineering industry.

It takes a hands-on approach to intermediate engineering training by providing learners with:

  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of engineering competencies
  • Information that will help them make more informed decisions about their career 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.

The qualification covers:

  • QET2/001A Engineering environment awareness *
  • QET2/002 Engineering techniques *
  • QET2/003 Engineering mathematics and science principles *
  • Optional units, Pathway H
  • QET2/035 Applied mathematics in engineering
  • QET2/036 Business improvement techniques
  • QET2/039 Engineering manufacturing techniques

* mandatory units

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple choice examination for the mandatory units and a Centre marked practical and theory assessments for the optional units.

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

The on-screen multiple choice examination is set and marked by EAL. The internal assessment is set by EAL and marked by members of the delivery team at the Centre.

Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or multiple choice question papers, these must be treated as controlled assessments. All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external quality assurance.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification could lead to job roles such as Mechanical Fitter, Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Sheet Metal Worker, CNC operator, Welder.

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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