Performing Engineering Operations - Level 2 NVQ Diploma (City and Guilds)
Qualification Obtained: NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF)
Interested in a career in Engineering? This Level 2 study programme is ideal for school leavers considering a career in craft engineering. It is for learners who are just starting out in their engineering career and require a broad range of competencies to enable safe progression to higher level engineering qualifications or into the workplace.
Over 1.7 million people are employed as Engineers across the UK. If you are someone who is hands on, analytical and logical, a career in Engineering may suit you. September 2016 saw the launch of our Advanced Technology Building which is a state of the art facility where students on this course will learn practical skills in a realistic working environment. The modules on this course have been selected based on the current labour market requirements to give students the best start to a successful career in engineering
Course Entry Requirements
If you are aged 16 to 18 and looking for a career in the engineering industry, but have not yet achieved a minimum of Grade C in GCSE English and mathematics, this one year study programme has been specifically designed to further develop your knowledge and skills and prepare you for progression to Level 3 and beyond.
- Have at least 1 GCSE in Maths or English at C or above
- Or have successfully completed engineering L1 Performing Engineering Operations
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Career Options and Progression
This course offers an outstanding opportunity to develop the range of skills required in the engineering industry through continuous assessment. Practical craft engineering skills feature highly, along with support for English, mathematics and computing skills related to the industry.
Problem solving is a key theme that runs through this engineering course along with the development of employability skills.
Successful completion of this course provides entry requirements for progression to Level 3.
You will also receive regular career and progression advice from our team of highly qualified tutors who have many years experience in a diverse range of Engineering related job roles, working for companies such as BAE Systems, Addison Engineering, Victrex Plc, Westinghouse Springfields Fuels and many more.
Modules and Assessment
This course covers a wide range of engineering disciplines related to the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector. It will enable you to demonstrate your occupational competence through the development of practical skills and gaining knowledge.
- Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
- Carrying Out Engineering Activities Efficiently and Effectively
- Using and Communicating Technical Information
Examples of Optional Units for Engineering Practices pathway:
- Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
- Producing Aircraft Detail Assemblies
- Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment
- Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
Examples of Optional Units for Technical Support pathway:
- Producing CAD Models (Drawings) Using a CAD System
- Conducting Business Improvement Activities
- General Maintenance Engineering Applications
All learners will be required to complete an E portfolio of evidence for each unit.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including classroom activities, practical workshop demonstrations, 1-1 tutorial, E learning, work placement and industrial visits.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Each learner is required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of work experience during the course. Although we encourage students to look for work placements independently, we have strong links with local employers which means positions may be offered subject to a quality CV through having a Job Ready Status as well as a successful interview.
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.
Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing credit, after which a small fee will incurred.
All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available in the College facilities.
You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad.
You will need the following
- Safety Boots
- B&FC Smock coats/long sleeve overalls
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