Performing Engineering Operations – Level 1

Performing Engineering Operations – Level 1

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

This learning opportunity is designed to give you an ideal introduction to performing engineering operations.

From day one you will gain hands-on experience using a range of tools to complete various processes.

Thanks to the guidance of expert teachers, you will gain practical skills and knowledge in engineering and woodwork.

Importantly, your new know-how will make you a more suitable candidate for work, an apprenticeship, or a higher level course.

Why choose
Performing Engineering Operations – Level 1?

You will be based at our Marchwood skills centre, which contains workshops that clearly resemble the working environment.

All your training will be delivered by a team of specially selected lecturers who each have professional backgrounds in industry.

They will guide and inspire you to be confident, able and knowledgeable in performing a range of tasks related to engineering.

They will also give you tips about securing progression to another course, an apprenticeship, or a job.  

Teaching & learning

This programme gives you 50/50 split between theory work and practical work, which means you get the best of both worlds.

A day will typically involve a morning of theory followed by an afternoon in the workshop, developing practical skills and working with tools and various materials.

At Brock we simulate the workplace, but we also give you all the benefits and support you would expect from a college.

In addition, you will take advantage of work experience opportunities and trips, as well as listen to guest speakers from industry.

Information & support

You will need to purchase a uniform – details will be provided. You must also complete two weeks of work experience as part of the course. In addition, we charge a £125 materials fee, which pays for all the materials you will use.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2 and above to include:
•    English Language
•    Maths

Course structure

  • Learn new skills and feed your passion for construction methods, tools and equipment.
  • Understand industry processes and discover which parts of those processes best suit you.
  • Develop your personal skills and a greater sense of self-esteem, giving you the confidence to launch a successful career.
  • Listen to visiting speakers from industry who will give you valuable career insights to take forward.
  • Complete two weeks of work experience, giving you more workplace confidence.
  • Participate in trips and Enrichment opportunities that support you in your short-term and long-term goals.

Units you will study include:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques

What can I do with this qualification?

By completing this course successfully, you can progress onto Level 2 programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering, expanding your skills and knowledge further.  Alternatively, you may progress onto an apprenticeship, or take an entry-level job.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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