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Performance Engineering Operation

Details of standard

Occupational profile

This level 2 course will develop practical and theoretical engineering skills including welding, hand fitting as well as machining (turning) in a workshop environment. The course is delivered over one year and includes a combination of theory and practical activities. You will cover topics such as, working safely in engineering, using and communicating technical information and carrying out engineering activities efficiently, together with functional skills in numeracy, ICT and literacy. This programme will allow you to develop work related skills in preparation for further training or employment.

This qualification covers the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices, including health and safety requirements and communicating engineering information. It offers an extensive choice and flexibility for learners to demonstrate competence in one or more of a broad variety of engineering activities. The qualification also caters for those providing technical support, including project planning and contributing to business improvement.


The apprenticeship will typically take 12 – 18 months


This apprenticeship standard is at Level 2

Mandatory Qualifications

The Level 2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness is designed to meet the needs of learners and employers across the manufacturing industry. This Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) supports delivery of the knowledge requirements of the mandatory units of Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations, Performing Manufacturing Operations and Marine Engineering NVQs.

Career progression

Performing Engineering Operations at Level 2 forms a major component of SEMTA’s Engineering Apprenticeship Framework and allows progression onto a variety of other Level 3 Engineering related qualifications

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