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    SVQ Performing Engineering Operations Level 5 - Largs Academy

  • Eligible Schools

    North Ayrshire Schools

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Skills Centre of Excellence, Irvine
    Monday and Wednesday
    2:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Start Date

    Aug 2021

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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 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
Assembly and testing of Electronic Circuits
Forming and assembling electrical cable enclosure and support system
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
Using Computer Software Packages to Assist with Engineering Activities

What do I need

You should be working at National 5 level in Maths, other technical subjects such as Graphical Communications and Physics are helpful too.

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.

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 which is highly valued by employers in industry.

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 class room based learning. It gives me a practical experience and understanding of what would be expected if I successfully gain an apprenticeship”.

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2021

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