• Engineering

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

  • Eligible Schools

    East Ayrshire Schools

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    To be confirmed

  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

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.

Next Steps

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.

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

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