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Who is this award for? Any employee requiring a grounding in basic engineering skills, knowledge and understanding of common engineering practices, along with a grasp of safe working practices. This award is for anyone wishing to build a career in engineering. It also caters for those providing technical support, including project planning, contributing to business improvement and using CAD & software packages. How will the award benefit the learner? For employers the qualification can: Provide a benchmark of employee?s skills and knowledge Assist with recruitment and retention Boost employee motivation & morale Increase employee loyalty Raise productivity & reduce rework Improve health & safety in the work place For candidates the qualification can: Provide the foundation for a successful career in engineering Recognise competence to national occupational standards Entry requirements There are no entry requirements. Awards are open to anyone with the potential to achieve the standard. What does the award cover? The candidate is required to complete the mandatory units and a selection of elective units. This allows the award to be tailored to meet the needs of candidates employed in a broad range of engineering related disciplines How is the award assessed? Like all NVQs this qualification is competence based. This means that they are linked top a person?s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected to their work. The candidate will undertake a period of induction and will be observed in the workplace whilst carrying out their normal job roles. The method of delivery will depend on the individual learner and their organisation and will normally include some training sessions. This award does not require learners to sit a formal exam. A portfolio of evidence is collated by the learner and this is assessed periodically throughout the programme. Progression Candidates can progress to level 3 and 4 NVQs or Higher Education qualifications.

Who is this award for? Any employee requiring a grounding in basic engineering skills, knowledge and understanding of common engineering practices, along with a grasp of safe working practices. This award is for anyone wishing to build a career in engineering. It also caters for those providing technical support, including project planning, contributing to business improvement and using CAD &...

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