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Performing Engineering Operations NVQ Level 2 Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

If you want to progress into employment in the engineering industry, we can train you to a standard of practical proficiency and give you the opportunity to acquire appropriate practical engineering skills and knowledge.

Course content

The EAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations is made up of 3 mandatory units and 3 optional units.

Mandatory units:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment,
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently & effectively,
  • Using and communicating technical information.

Optional units:

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques,
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations,
  • Preparing and using milling machines.

Entry requirements

You should hold a Performing Engineering Operations at Level 1 or equivalent practical qualification. You must be self motivated and willing to learn. Mature students are admitted by interview only. The college recruits with integrity on the basis of a learner's ability to contribute to and successfully complete the qualification.


Evidence of competence is gathered and compiled by you throughout the academic year. Continuous observation is made by the tutor.
Tutor marked workbooks will be used to provide evidence of basic workshop theory. You will produce a portfolio which will be assessed by the College and external examiners - EAL (EMTA Awards Limited).

Future opportunities

You can progress to study for a NVQ Level 3 in Engineering, or any other related trades or continue to study on a BTEC First Certificate in Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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