The one year Level 1 PEO course is a 10 hour part time qualification which is designed to prepare students for the Level 2 Engineering Technician course, and possibly onto a Level 3 apprenticeship or relevant engineering course.
10 hours of timetabled lessons are taught by specialist staff, all with teaching and industry experience in their relevant field of expertise. Additional self-directed study will be spent writing up the practical activities you are working on, or sitting additional Maths and English functional skills lessons. Learners will not be in UTC on one day of the week, allowing them to seek work experience in their chosen field of employment.
All learners will cover the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours common to all engineering practices (the mandatory units). They will then study assessment units in both Mechanical Engineering and Fabrication and Welding industry sectors.
Learners will study 5 units in this course. These units are practical based units, taught in the Engineering Hall or an engineering classroom for theoretical knowledge.
The 3 mandatory units are:
- Working Safely in an Engineering Environment.
- Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively.
- Using and Communicating Technical Information.
The other 2 units are in the following practices:
- Making Components using Hand Tools and Fitting Techniques.
- Carrying Out Sheet Metal Cutting, Forming and Assembly Activities.
You can find out more about the Performing Engineering Operations (Level 1) in the download below.