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PEO Level 2 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

This course is for candidates who want to start working as electrical/mechanical engineers in the engineering sector.

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electrical/mechanical technology sector.

Course content

The course covers the following areas;

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining electrical/electronic equipment
  • Electrical wiring and testing
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Working efficiently & effectively in engineering
  • Working safely in an engineering environment.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent.
GCSEs should include Maths, English and Science/Technology subject.


You will build up a portfolio of evidence of the tasks you have completed throughout the year.

Written and practical assessments will be taken during each unit throughout the year.

Financial information

Additional costs are kept to a minimum and students are encouraged to begin purchasing their own hand-tools during the course, although the following are necessary;

  • Suitable writing equipment including pens , paper and a scientific calculator
  • Navy Polo T-Shirt with the college logo and electrical embroidery
  • Black cargo/work trousers
  • Safety shoes or boots - rigger boots are not allowed.

Within the first week of term you will be advised on the reading list you will need to obtain access to that will assist you in completing the course.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Alternatively, you can seek employment within the industry.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

The college is committed to ensuring that all students benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement during their time here. All students must complete a minimum of 30 hours during a work placement in a relevant vocational setting.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Trips to visit local industry will be organised to support learning at intervals during your study period. 

Are there any links with industry?

We have developed very good links with a number of major employers in the area. These relationships have proven to be very helpful in supporting previous students to obtain employment in the industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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    • By Rail: Anyone travelling by train should disembark at Central Station in Warrington. Our Winwick Road Campus is around a 20 minute walk along the A49 (you will pass the Warrington Wolves RLFC stadium and the Tesco supermarket on your left).

      By Bus: Warrington & Vale Royal College is easily accessible by bus from the town centre and nearby Cheshire districts. Bus numbers* 19, 20, 21, 22 from the Warrington Bus Station to Winwick Road Campus.

      *Please note bus numbers are subject to change.