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Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 NVQ Diploma at Darlington College

Course description

This is a practical, work-related course aimed to cover the basic knowledge and technical practical skills in basic engineering practices. It provides a solid foundation for future career opportunities or progression to a more advanced work-related qualification.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.  You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Course content

You will learn through a combination of workshops, seminars, tutorials and directed individual learning.

  • Health and Safety in the engineering workplace
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Communicating technical information
  • Using computer aided drafting
  • Sheet-metal work
  • Turning
  • Hand skills
  • CAM(Computer Aided Manufacturing

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades D-E including GCSE maths and English or an appropriate level 1 qualification and a satisfactory school report. We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

Future opportunities


  • Semi-skilled Operators in Engineering
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Tool Maker
  • Machinist
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Welder

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darlington College directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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