Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations

Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations

Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations

This is an introductory course aimed at you if you want to establish the foundations for a career in engineering. You will acquire basic engineering skills and learn the theoretical background needed for more advanced courses.

You will study:
Practical Machining Skills leading to a Performing Engineering Operations Level 1 Qualification.

You will enjoy a range of course-related visits to machine, tool and CAD/CAM exhibitions as well as leading industrial companies. Talks by guest speakers from local industry will also be organised. A simulated production work experience will take place during the year.

You will have continuous assessment by observation and product manufacture.

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to a Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 a BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2, an apprenticeship or employment.


This course requires three GCSEs grade 3-1 (D-G); or equivalent related qualification, a positive school report and the successful completion of an interview.

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:
35 Weeks


Term dates

Study campus:

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.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

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