Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations

Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations

Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations

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This level is ideal for school leavers considering a career in engineering and will provide a basic understanding of engineering principles.

To earn this qualification, you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Carrying out basic fitting techniques
  • Carrying out mechanical assembly
  • Producing engineering drawings.
  • Milling
  • Turning

On completion of this course you can progress to:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Manufacturing Technology.

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including:

  • Engineering operative
  • Engineering maintenance technician
  • Foundry moulder/core maker
  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Toolmaker/machine setter
  • Welder


2 GCSEs at Grade 2 (E in the old grading structure) or above, or a relevant entry level qualification.

English and maths at Entry 3 or above

Course may be free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
1st year course fee £471; Exam Fee £66.

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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