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EMTA Award (EAL) National Vocational Qualification in Performing Engineering Operations (Welding) Level 1


One year full time



The course requires approximately 16 hours contact time per week which will be timetabled between Monday to Thursday 9am to 6.20pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.


Course Description

This award is aimed at people new to the Engineering Industry who require qualifications in Fabrication/Welding specialism.


The qualification recognises what a competent person is able to do at work. The course involves learning and developing the skills and knowledge needed to work in an engineering workshop environment.  This course has a high practical content.


Course Structure

The course requires the completion of three mandatory and two optional assessment routes.


Mandatory Units:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information


Optional Units:

  • Using manual MIG or MAG welding equipment
  • Using manual metal arc welding equipment


Course Assessment

The course is internally assessed through observation/practical/written assessment techniques.


Course Entry Requirements

  • 2 GCSEs grades G and above in Maths and English
  • For equivalent qualifications see the ‘Guide to General Entry Requirements’ on page
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an individual interview


Entry requirements may be waived for mature students who have relevant experience.  


Course Costs

There are no course tuition fees if you are under 19 years old on 31 August, however the Academy applies a £50 materials fee for all full time courses. You may have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips and personal stationery.


Course Enrichment

As part of the assessment every student must pass, or have passed each of the key skills at level 1 which are assessed on the course. 


Course Progression

Successful students can progress on to Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations or First Diploma in Engineering.


Course Career Prospects

This programme is aimed at people wanting to enter the industry, who require a basic qualification.  However after further study there are wider job opportunities including craftsperson, technician, Technical engineering and project leader


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If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.


For Specific Course Information Contact


Telephone Paul Smith on 01302 558 265,  e-mail or telephone Academic Administration on 01302 553 663.


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