SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (Robert Burns Academy) - Level 5
East Ayrshire Schools
This course is for school pupils only
To be confirmed
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 very responsible about your own and others 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:
- Producing components using Hand Fitting Techniques
- Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings Using a CAD System
- Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
- Mig welding
- Turning (using Lathes)
- 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 maths and ideally an engineering qualification. If you want to take engineering further, you should be working at National 5 level in Maths and English, National 5 level Physics is helpful too. You will be required 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 a portfolio of evidence.
What should I expect?
Most of the course involves practical workshop activities as you develop various engineering techniques. There are some computer-based subjects (CAD for example) and some theory classes. All the practical units involve a small amount of paperwork to record your success and provide evidence of your achievement.
Successful completion of this Course may provide you with opportunities to progress to a full time Engineering College NC 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. Many local engineering companies are now asking for prospective candidates to have or be working towards a PEO Level 5.
Many of our students' secure employment whilst on the PEO course and continue their studies by returning to college on a Day-release basis.