• Engineering

    SVQ Performing Engineering Operations Level 4

  • SCQF Level

    Level 4

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Welcome to the SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) at Ayrshire College. In today's world, engineering is at the forefront of innovation, shaping everything from space exploration to healthcare. If you have a curious and logical mind, love problem-solving, and want to understand how things work, engineering could be your path. The demand for skilled engineers in Scotland is soaring, with thousands of opportunities waiting for you.

Entry Requirements

To join this course, you'll need:

  • a genuine interest in engineering
  • three National 3s or equivalent, preferably including Maths and English, or a relevant course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • an interview with us, featuring an aptitude test.

Don't have formal qualifications? We also consider life experience too.

Course Content

In this course, you may:

  • develop skills in producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • utilise a range of hand and portable power tools for tasks like hand sawing, filing, drilling, and riveting.
  • work on industrial size lathes to develop turning skills.
  • learn basic welding processes, including Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas (MIG), and Metal Active Gas (MAG)
  • gain expertise in working with sheet and plate metal.
  • build transferable Essential Skills, like communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork, and problem-solving
  • enhance your IT skills, covering word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon completing this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to a relevant Level 5 PEO at any of our 3 campuses
  • pursue a Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering

Engineering offers a diverse range of career opportunities, and with our industry-focused training, you'll be well-prepared to step into this exciting field.

Why Choose This Course?

You'll gain practical skills that can be applied in real-world scenarios. These skills are in high demand across various sectors, from aviation to construction. You'll also develop essential transferable skills, including communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. Engineering opens doors to a world of opportunities, and this course is your first step towards a successful and fulfilling career.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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