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Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations at Calderdale College

Course description

Performing Engineering Operations is a foundation course for learners wanting a practical, hands on learning experience that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. It is a great place to start for anyone wanting to pursue a career in engineering. You will learn the fundamentals of engineering through completing a variety of practical assessments. You will develop your ability to work with hand tools, powered tools as well a wide range of sheet metal working equipment. In addition to the main qualification you will also have opportunity to develop other skills and gain additional qualifications in MMA and MIG welding that will help broaden the range of career opportunities available to you. You will also have opportunity to take part in outdoor, enrichment and sporting activities. There will be opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge by completing extra units in areas like mechanical engineering at the main college campus.

Course content

This qualification is made up of several units; 3 mandatory and 2 optional.

Selected units of delivery are;
Mandatory (all)
001 Working safely in an engineering environment
002 Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
003 Using and communicating technical information 

Optional (selection of 2)
Choice 1
004 Making components using hand tools and fitting techniques
007 Using lathes for turning operations
Choice 2
012 Carrying out sheet metal cutting, forming and assembly activities
+ 1 welding unit (choice of 4)


Entry requirements

At the start of your course we would expect you to complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of maths and English, this will help us to ensure that you are the right course at the right level for you.  It also helps us to plan your programme and to make sure that the right support is in place for you.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

Further education or employment

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

 or click on the link to apply online

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 October 2014
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