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Engineering (PEO - Performing Engineering Operations, Marine) - NVQ 2 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Are you a new or existing professional in the engineering sector? Are you interested in marine engineering? This qualification is designed for both new and existing engineers. It gives you a fundamental understanding of engineering practices in the marine environment.

The course is suitable for students progressing from a relevant Level 1 or 2 qualification, or from existing professional knowledge. You must be currently employed in the industry and looking to study on a day release basis.

Course content

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Theory classes 
  • Practical workshops 
  • Demonstrations 
  • Reflecting on your professional skills

Entry requirements

  • You should be working in a boatbuilding, outfitting or maintenance engineering environment 
  • You must be motivated and enthusiastic 
  • You should have an appropriate mechanical and practical aptitude

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Coursework 
  • Reflective work 
  • Observation of your practical skills

Future opportunities

Completion of this NVQ will help you progress in your marine engineering career. You may be able to seek additional responsibilities in your job and work towards a supervisory or managerial role. You will have improved your employability in the industry, and a range of professional options will be available.

If you want to advance further in education, you will have the option of progressing onto a Level 3 course. Coleg Llandrillo Cymru offered a number of suitable courses at the Pwllheli and Rhos-on-Sea campuses, including a BTEC Marine Engineering course and a City and Guilds course in Boatbuilding, Maintenance and Support.

Career opportunities

  • Boat Designer
  • Charter Skipper
  • Engineering Officer
  • Navy Cadet
  • Shore-Based Maintenance Engineer
  • Super-Yacht Crew
  • Yacht Charter Engineer


Further information

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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