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Performing Engineering Operations - Level 1 at Dudley College

Course description

The aim of this course is to equip students with skills and knowledge to work in a mechanical/manufacturing environment. Students will develop both mechanical and PSD units in planning for life and work, which are valued by employers and will enable them to seek employment  

Course content

Working safely in an engineering environment • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively • Using and communicating technical information • Making components using hand tools and fitting techniques • Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work • Introduction to ICT • Lifting and handling • Job search/application skills • Preparing for work • Assembly of mechanical components • Interview skills • Use tools and equipment for a practical activity

Entry requirements

16/17 Starts

Entry Level 3 qualifications or GCSE grade E – G. Positive school report and interest in mechanical engineering.

17/18 Starts

Entry Level 3 qualifications or GCSE grade 1. Positive school report and interest in mechanical engineering.


Predominantly assessed through assignments and practical/portfolio work.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.



Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund



Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

From this course you can progress to a Level 2 Engineering course or Apprenticeship.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 February 2017
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      First-class engineering training facilities offering individuals the best opportunities to develop their skills. Spread over four floors, the building contains facilities for the study of engineering and advanced manufacturing including mechatronics, electrical engineering and engineering science, as well as traditional machine tool based engineering and CNC.