BTEC L2 Engineering Operations


Engineering knowledge for all types of engineering roles, from operatives to technicians.

What is the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)?

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge) is for learners working, or who are intending to work in, an engineering operative job role. The qualification is designed to support the off-the-job training and development of apprentices on the engineering operative apprenticeship programme. It is also for those individuals who are not on an apprenticeship programme but who wish to achieve a qualification to prepare for employment.

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:

  • develop the technical knowledge and understanding that underpins competence in an engineering operative role.
  • learn about a range of transferable skills and professional attributes that support successful performance in the workplace
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification
  • develop confidence and readiness for the apprenticeship end-point assessment.


The Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge) are mandatory requirements within the Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard. Learners must achieve the Certificate or Diploma before progressing to the end-point assessment (EPA). The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge) is offered by Pearson as part of its apprenticeship offer.

As part of the Apprenticeship Standard, learners must also have achieved English and mathematics at Level 1 (either GCSE or Functional Skills) and ideally have sat the assessment at Level 2 before progressing to the EPA.


This qualification is set at level 2 and therefore has no UCAS points associated.

Mandatory Units: 

Working in an Engineering Environment

Optional Units – Units

Learners will need to choose at least 6 of the following to make up 540 GLH:

  • Engineering Techniques
  • Engineering Mathematics and Science Principles
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Maintenance Safety Practices
  • Engineering Materials Processes


Total Qualification Time


Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)







UCAS Points