EMTA Award (EAL) National Vocational Qualification in
Performing Engineering Operations (Mechanical) 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.
This award is aimed at people new to the
Engineering Industry who require qualifications in Electrical,
Mechanical or 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
The course requires the completion
of three mandatory and two optional assessment routes.
- Working safely in an engineering
- Working efficiently and effectively in
- Using and communicating technical
- Making components using hand tools and
- Using lathes for turning operations
The course is internally assessed through
observation/practical/written assessment techniques.
Course Entry Requirements
- 2 GCSEs grades G and above
- Entry Level 3 in Engineering
- 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
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.
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.
Successful students can progress on to level 2
PEO and/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
If you are unsure about your career progression please contact
the Careers Team.
For Specific Course Information Contact
Hazel Holmes on 01302 553663 or e-mail
For Application and Enrolment Information Contact
Free phone: 0800 358 7575
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