Award Crest
York College

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at people who are interested in developing their engineering skills; maybe for a hobby, or extension of skills in your work place or even beginning a change in your career.


This course involves the student learning a range of basic engineering hand skills and technical knowledge.

The student will be taught how to mark out and make a range of products to a tolerance of 0.25mm. This will be achieved by making a series of practice and assessed tasks designed to cover a range of required hand skills. These include ‘marking out’ using Vernier and digital measuring equipment, creating internal threads, filing straight, angled and curved profiles, drilling, counter-boring, threading holes, cleaning and finishing surfaces, and all within the required tolerance.

Each task will be written up in a log book together with a set of underpinning knowledge questions to be answered.

Entry Requirements

As the course requires the completion of a log book and achievement of underpinning knowledge questions, then Level 1 English is required as a minimum.

As you will be marking out and measuring engineering components and working to dimensional tolerances, a confidence with basic maths is also important.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course again soon. For more information please ring the InfoZone on 01904 770770 or email them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Course Length

18 weeks – one evening per week for 3 hrs.

Teaching Method(s)

The course is predominately practical and based in our college engineering workshops. The tutor will demonstrate techniques and processes, correct and accurate use of tools and equipment and will support you through practice activities to develop your skills and knowledge until you are competent and ready to carry out the range of practical assessment tasks. Alongside the practical teaching, the theory knowledge will also be delivered. Students are encouraged to ask questions and take an active role in their learning throughout their lessons.

Exams and Assessments

The Award is assessed through:

  • The manufacture of a set of practical assessment tasks
  • 'Write-ups’ describing the making of the practical assessment tasks
  • Accurate completion of knowledge questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to provide anything ?

You will need to bring your own steel toe capped boots and overall. We will provide all other safety equipment, and tools, equipment and materials etc. Please also bring basic stationary equipment such as a pen, pencil, ruler and eraser.


By building up Awards from the Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 suite of units you can eventually create a full Level 2 Diploma recognised as a key part of many engineering apprenticeships.



More information

You will need to bring your own steel toe capped boots and overall. We will provide all other safety equipment, and tools, equipment and materials etc.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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