Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.

You must have already completed the NVQ Level 2 PEO (Performing Engineering Operations).


This is a one year full-time course for students who already have a Level 2 ‘engineering skills' based qualification e.g. Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ Level 2.

What will I study?

This course has been designed to develop and extend your practical engineering skills to Level 3 and focuses on developing your competency across a range of engineering practical skills, knowledge and behaviours, building on Level 2. You will progress these skills alongside the development of your theoretical underpinning knowledge which will support your understanding of the processes and engineering practices. You are required to achieve 8 units; 2 of which are mandatory.

The mandatory units are:

The other units could include:

How will I be assessed?

The two mandatory units above are examined through an external online assessment which is a multiple-choice question paper. This makes up 25% of the course and must be passed to achieve the course.

Once you have achieved your training tasks you will carry out a range of practical assessments which demonstrate your understanding and competency with that skill. You will also produce a logbook/portfolio for each unit to compile all of your evidence and assignments.

What must you provide?

You will need to provide overalls and a pair of safety shoes/boots for your workshop-based units. Please be aware that you will not be allowed in the workshop without these.

What could it lead to?

This course could lead you onto a job or apprenticeship in engineering e.g. maintenance engineer, mechanical engineer, welder and/or fabricator etc. Alternatively, you could continue to study another course to expand your engineering skill set, perhaps in the field of electrical installation or any other relevant programme.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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