Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations

Performing Engineering Operations  

This one year course is designed to prepare students for an engineering apprenticeship or to follow on with Level 3 course in engineering. It is co-delivered with Hydram Engineering to ensure industry standard practices.

The course will enable you to:

  • Learn practical skills and gain a relevant industry standard qualification
  • Access work place experience with companies in the form of visits, projects and placements
  • Experience development sessions and careers advice as part of our wider 6th form offer
  • If needed re-sit English and/or Maths GCSE, taught by GCSE specialist GCSE teachers

The course will run at the UTC for four days a week allowing you to arrange work experience or a part time job for your other day.

All students will cover the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices; health and safety requirements and communicating engineering information.

We offer two options for the PEO course at UTC – Engineering Practices and Fabrication and Welding.


Engineering Practices

This course is based on producing components using hand fitting techniques, preparing and using lathes for turning operations and using CNC machines.

This pathway covers 3 assessment units in the following practices –

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using CNC machines


Fabrication and Welding

This course is based on producing sheet metal components and assemblies, as well as using manual welding equipment.

This pathways covers 3 assessment units in the following practices –

  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies
  • Preparing and using manual TIG or MIG welding equipment
  • Preparing and using CNC fabrication machinery

In both options you will complete 3 mandatory units involving –

  • Safe working practices
  • Carrying out engineering activities
  • Communicating technical information