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Performing Engineering Operations Level 2

The Perfroming Engineering Operations Level 2 qualification covers the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices.


This includes health and safety requirements and communicating engineering information. It provides stidents with the opportunity to demonstrate competence in a variety of engineering activities.


For example, welding and the use of the machine workshops, including; MIG welding (metal inert gas), TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas), MMA welding (Manual Metal Arc), and lathes etc.


Exam Board: Pearson

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  • What will I study and learn?

    You will study many aspects of engineering, which relate to the design of products and the way industry works. This will give you a good grounding in the following mandatory units (units that you must take).

    • Working safely in an engineering environment
    • Using and communicating technical information
    • Preparing and using lathes
    • Using manual metal arc and gas welding equipment
  • How is the course assessed?

    You will produce a portfolio of evidence from a variety of practical and theory assessments.

  • What skills will I need for the course?

    If you have an interest in engineering and would like to acquire practical engineering skills, then the course would be a good introduction.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English, Maths and Double Science at grade 3


    Level 1 qualification at Pass and GCSE English and Maths at grade 3.

  • What could the course lead to in higher education or careers?

    The course is an ideal preparation for a Level 3 course in engineering or construction. However, to progress to any of these you will need to gain at least a merit or distinction in the Level 2 qualification (with a GCSE grade 3 in Maths (higher tier) in Engineering and GCSEs in English/Maths at specific grades for construction. The course also provides an excellent basis for entry to a wide range of jobs in engineering to include apprenticeships.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    Safety boots, clothing and materials will cost £100.

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