Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering Operative Competence
Qualification Code: 603/1295/6
This competence qualification has been developed by the Rail Engineering Employers Trailblazer group and as such is intended to provide the means to record the competency aspect of the Level 2 Rail Engineering Operative Apprenticeship.
There are no entry requirements to undertake the units of competence unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the units. Aids or appliances, which are designed to alleviate disability, may be used during the assessment, providing they do not compromise the standard required.
Who is this qualification for?:
This qualification is aimed at apprentices in the rail engineering industry who need to demonstrate their competence to enable progression within their workplace and careers, they could be learners who may have limited prior experience in rail engineering but have the ability to achieve a level 2 qualification.
Minimum entry age: 16
Guided learning hours (min): 360
Guided learning hours (max): 360
How is this qualification assessed?:
The qualification is assessed by an assessor who validates the portfolio evidence and supports with assessor workplace observation and questioning. The assessor and the apprentice also agree on an assessment plan of what will be done and when.
How is this qualification delivered?:
This qualification is assessed by the apprentice gathering workplace based evidence of their competence against the unit content and building a portfolio of evidence the progress through the qualification.
Purpose of the qualification What is this qualification? This competence qualification has been developed by the Rail Engineering Employers Trailblazer group and as such is intended to provide the means to record the competency aspect of the Level 2 Rail Engineering Operative Apprenticeship. In order to articulate the level of skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to demonstrate full occupational competence in the Apprenticeship, the employers in the Rail Engineering Apprenticeship the Trailblazer group have developed an Apprenticeship Standard and an accompanying Assessment Plan, both documents can be downloaded from the Government website for ‘Apprenticeship Standards’ What does this qualification cover?
The content of this qualification covers the competency requirements of the Level 2 Rail Engineering Operative required by an Apprentice working or wishing to progress in Rail Engineering.
This qualification is assessed by the apprentice gathering evidence in the workplace to support the recording of their competence.
This qualification has six pathways, track, OLC, electrification, signalling, telecoms and traction and rolling stock and the learner can choose the pathway that suits their workplace and employer needs.
• Upskilling of career changers who have may existing technical engineering competence and need this to be recognised in a qualification.
During delivery and assessment of the qualifications, the support, guidance and opportunities they will need to give learners to enable them to meet the demands of the units.
What could this qualification lead to?
Typical job roles include:
• Rail engineering operative in one of the following areas; track, OLC, electrification, signalling, telecoms and traction and rolling stock.
• The qualification also supports progression onto a technician apprenticeship in engineering.
How is the qualification achieved?:
This qualification is gained when all mandated units have been achieved. The centre will then be able to apply for the learner’s final Certificate. The learner will also receive a Certificate of Unit Credit, listing all the units they have achieved. However if they don’t manage to complete the full qualification learners can still claim a Certificate of Unit Credit for the units achieved therefore, they still have proof of their ability and could complete the qualification at a later date. Units can also be taken individually (stand alone). The qualification manual must be used in conjunction with the delivery and assessment of any individual units to ensure that assessment requirements and methodologies are consistently applied.