SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (Loudoun Academy)
This course is for school pupils only
Thursday and Friday
2pm - 5pm
Who is the course for?
This course is being run in partnership with Loudoun Academy and 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 that can be used to show employers during interviews. You need to be able to work safely and be very responsible about Health and Safety.
What is the course about?
This course provides a basic requirement for a Modern Apprenticeship. Students will learn vocational skills in Engineering including:
- MIG Welding Skills
- Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
- Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment
- Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings Using a CAD System
- Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
- Using and Communicating Technical Information
- Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
- Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
What do I need?
There are no formal entrance requirements but if you want to take engineering further you should be working at National 5 level in Maths and Physics is helpful too. Candidates will be interviewed and need to demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and a commitment to consistent and full attendance.
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 a log book.
Successful completion of this course may provide you with opportunities to progress to a full-time Engineering College Course at College and there may also be opportunities for Modern Apprenticeships. If you want to study Engineering, the PEO is a great addition to your National Qualifications because it shows that you have practical experience.
What do current students say?
“I enjoy being at College, with different students from other schools. One day I am in the workshop and the other day the work is classroom based learning. It gives me practical experience and understanding of what would be expected if I successfully gain an apprenticeship”.