Level 1 Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations

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What are the Course Details?

Do you have a passion for engineering and are looking to build the skills needed for
a fulfilling and exciting career? Look no further!

This course is the perfect option for any student wishing to take their very first steps into engineering. Throughout the course you will be introduced to basic mechanical and electrical engineering skills. You will learn and undertake basic engineering tasks such as how to wire and test electrical equipment and circuits. You will also learn fitting techniques, how to use hand tools, how to operate and use specialist equipment such as lathes for turning operations.

*Please note there are additional qualifications available, this will be discussed with you at interview.

Is the Course for Me?

A career in Engineering is perfect for those who like to be hands-on and enjoy practical learning opportunities. The area offers an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required by employers in engineering such as fundamental concepts, principles and theories. There is a huge demand locally and nationally for engineers and now is a great time to be thinking about it as your future.

What are the Entry Requirements?

Ideally at least a GCSE grade 3 or grade D in English and maths, but this is subject to discussion at your interview.

If you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 4 or grade C in English or maths, then you will study either GCSE or functional skills English or maths alongside your other qualifications.

What will I Learn?

Units you may study include:
- Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
- Using lathes for turning operations
- Producing electrical components using hand fitting techniques
- Making components using hand tools and fitting techniques
- Employability skills

Students can study a range of GCSEs or AS Levels alongside their main vocational qualification.

How will I Learn?

You will learn through a combination of classroom sessions and practical activity.

How will I be Assessed?

30% of assessment is by exam and 70% by coursework.

Are there any Trips or Visits?

Students may have the opportunity to study additional subjects and participate in sporting, social or enterprising activities. Examples of the various activities will be made available to you by your tutors; opportunities are varied and change each year.

Is there any Work Experience?

We plan to offer work experience, employer talks, employer visits and other employer involvement in all our programmes.

What can I Progress to?

After completing your course you could progress on to study a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering. Alternatively, you could progress straight into employment in the engineering industry including an apprenticeship.

What Equipment is Required?

Equal Opportunities for All
The College is committed to reducing and eliminating all forms of disadvantage and discrimination by legislation and positive action.
The progression towards equality will ensure that no group receives less favourable treatment, thereby enabling all learners, regardless of race, religious belief, gender, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, age and disability to have equal access to the provision of goods, services, education, training, facilities and premises.
The College will develop relevant procedures to eliminate all forms of direct, indirect and combined discrimination relating to the equality strands (the ‘protected characteristics’ as defined within the tenets of the Equality Act 2010).

NB: Detailed content of this course could change as a result of Awarding Body updates.