NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF) Level 2

Course Sector: 
Engineering Manufacturing, Designing or Maintenance
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Brief Course Content: 

The NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF) Level 2 provides the ideal foundation for entrants into a wide range of occupations and directly leads onto the NVQ 3 if desired. They are based on national occupational standards, developed to meet the needs of the engineering industry now and into the future, and can satisfy the foundation requirement of the Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.


These qualifications cover the fundamentals common to all engineering practices, including Health & Safety requirements and communicating engineering information, whilst offering extensive choice and flexibility for learners to demonstrate competence in one or more of a broad variety of engineering activities typically in Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Fab/Weld, Design, Maintenance or combination of different disciplines.


Benefits of the Qualification

Through their pathway structure, Performing Engineering Operations NVQs offer employers, training providers and individual learners the widest possible choice of engineering options to suit varied needs.


For employers the qualifications can:

• provide a benchmark of employees’ skills and knowledge
• assist with recruitment and retention
• boost employee motivation and morale
• increase employee loyalty
• raise productivity and reduce rework
• improve Health & Safety in the workplace
• demonstrate the quality of the workforce to existing and potential customers
• stimulate employees’ desire to learn


For learners the qualifications can:

• provide the foundation for a career in engineering
• recognise competence to national occupational standards in identified areas
• prove ability to do a particular job
• contribute to the completion of an engineering apprenticeship
• lead to further development
• give a sense of achievement
• be gained on or off the job
• Flexible to meet the learners needs