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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Performing Engineering Operations NVQ 2 in Manufacturing programme involves a number of mandatory units plus additional units and endorsements in computer aided engineering.

Entry requirements

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on qualifications (D or above at GCSE level) and practical aptitude following a successful interview and initial assessment. Parents, guardians or carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Developing Yourself and Working with Other People on Engineering Activities
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information

Additional Mechanical Units Route:

  • Fitting Using Hand Tools
  • Machining Engineering Materials
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Identifying and Selecting Engineering Materials

You will also develop your skills in Maths and English which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

Internal and external assessments will take place.  In addition, a portfolio of evidence is collected to demonstrate your competence and knowledge. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need overalls and boots for workshop activity. Learners may be expected to purchase Academy uniforms (supplied internally).

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to the NVQ Level 3 in your chosen discipline, to an apprenticeship or to other appropriate educational courses such as BTEC (dependent on entry requirements).

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Hitomi Furguson

Hitomi Furguson

Engineering is a building block for Hitomi’s future

Teenager Hitomi Ferguson is following in her father’s footsteps as she gains crucial engineering skills through Derby College.
The 18-year-old from Ilkeston is working on Derby College’s Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ Level 2 course at the Roundhouse –  having previously completed a course in engineering and technology at the Ilkeston site.
She particularly loves the hands on work of welding, and In the long term hopes to gain an apprenticeship as the building block to her future career.
Hitomi was brought up in Sweden and only came to Derbyshire at GCSE age when her dad’s Rolls-Royce engineering job brought him to the UK.

The Roundhouse is brilliant – it has everything you need. In the long term I’m hoping to get onto an apprenticeship which hopefully could lead to the start of a good career.
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