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Performing Engineering Operations (Mechanical) EMTA NVQ Award Level 1 at Doncaster College

Course description

This award is aimed at people new to the Engineering Industry who require qualifications in Electrical, Mechanical or Fabrication/Welding specialism.

The qualification recognises what a competent person is able to do at work. The course involves learning and developing the skills and knowledge needed to work in an engineering workshop environment.  This course has a high practical content.

Course content

The course requires the completion of three mandatory and four optional assessment routes.

Mandatory Units:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information.

Optional Units


  • Making components using hand tools and fitting techniques.
  • Using lathes for turning operations.
  • Using milling machines.
  • Assembling mechanical components.


Entry requirements

  • 2 GCSEs grades G and above
  • Entry Level 3 in Engineering
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an individual interview


The course is internally assessed through observation/practical/written assessment techniques.

Future opportunities

​Successful students can progress on to First Diploma in Engineering.

This programme is aimed at people wanting to enter the industry, who require a basic qualification.  However after further study there are wider job opportunities including craftsperson, technician, Technical engineering and project leader

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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