Performing Engineering Operations SVQ

What is special about this course?

Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 is a mainly practical part-time course in engineering skills. As part of the Modern Apprenticeship framework in engineering it provides you with the core competencies required for employment.

Entry requirements

Ideally, you will have a previous qualification such as NQ Engineering Skills Level 4 or SCQF at Level 4 in a technical subject such as Performing Engineering Operations Level 1. Entry will be determined by interview and a short numerical and literacy exercise to demonstrate your academic abilities.

You will learn a number of practical skills including; sheet metalwork, fabrication, and various welding techniques. In addition, you will study to improve a number of employability skills such as communication, numeracy, IT and health and safety.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face to face teaching and practical hands on

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

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Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this SVQ qualification, the PEO Level 2 is a step on the completion of a Modern Apprenticeship which can be achieved if you secure employment in the engineering industry such as oil and gas, renewables sector or manufacturing.

You may also progress to further study at Perth College UHI on practical part-time or full-time courses in engineering skills, such as NQ Engineering Systems at Level 6.

The engineering sector is an important and expanding area of the national economy in sectors including, oil and gas, on-shore and off-shore renewables and manufacturing.

Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to pursue employment in these sectors, seek further training through securing employment and a Modern Apprenticeship or continue on a more academic path leading to a career path in engineering starting at NQ Level 6 and continuing up to degree level and beyond.

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