• Engineering

    SVQ 1 Performing Engineering Operations (Level 4)

  • Eligible Schools

    East Ayrshire schools

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilmarnock Campus, Tuesday and Thursday

    2:00 - 4:00

  • Start Date

    Jun 2022

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Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in Engineering, enjoys practical hands-on work in a workshop environment, can problem solve and wishes to gain relevant practical experience within this industry to possibly gain an apprenticeship. You will populate and develop a portfolio which can be used to show employers during interviews. You need to be able to work safely and be responsible for yours and others about Health & Safety.

What is the course about?

This course provides a basic introduction to practical Engineering. Students will learn vocational skills in Engineering including:

  • Making Components Using Hand Tools and Fitting Techniques
  • Turning (using Lathes)
  • Complying With Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information

What do I need?

There are no formal entrance requirements but if you want to take engineering further you should be studying Maths and Physics is helpful too. You will be asked to complete an aptitude test at interview or online.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments are practical and focus on the attainment of new skills as and when you acquire them. You will be required to complete paperwork to support your practical learning.

Next Steps

Successful completion of this Course may provide you with opportunities to progress to a full time Engineering College course. If you want to study Engineering, the PEO is a great addition to your National Qualifications evidencing your practical experience.

What do current students say?

“I enjoy being at College, with different students from other schools. I spend a lot of time in the workshop. It gives me a practical experience and understanding of what would be expected if I successfully gain an apprenticeship.”

Places available



Start Date

Jun 2022

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