• Engineering

    SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (Prestwick Academy)

  • Eligible Schools

    South Ayrshire

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus

    Monday and Wednesday

    2pm - 5pm

Who is the course for?

This course is being run in partnership with Prestwick 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 an online 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. Local businesses will provide mentors.

What is the course about?

This course provides a basic requirement for a Modern Apprenticeship. Students will learn vocational skills in Engineering including:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Carrying out aircraft detail fitting activities
  • Installing aircraft mechanical fasteners
  • Producing aircraft detail assemblies
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system

What do I need?

The target group will be S5 pupils who have achieved National 5 Maths and National 5 Physics.

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.

Next Steps

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”.

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