• Engineering

    SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (Robert Burns Academy) - Level 5

  • Eligible Schools

    East Ayrshire

  • Location/Day/Time


    Tuesday and Thursday

    14:00 - 17:00

Who is this course for?

This course is being run in partnership with Robert Burns 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 which can be used to show employers during interviews. You need to be able to work safely and be very responsible about Health & 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 are the entry requirements?

You should have Nat 4 Application of Maths or Nat 4 Maths and ideally an engineering qualification. If you want to take engineering further, you should be working at Nat 5 Application of Maths or Nat 5 Maths. Nat 5 Physics is helpful too. You will be required to complete an aptitude test at interview. An aptitude test at interview will also be required.

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.

What should I expect?

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.

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