Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Engineering – Maintenance, Manufacturing & Technical Services

Engineering - Maintenance, Manufacturing & Technical Services

Performing Engineering Operations Course

Engineering - Maintenance, Manufacturing & Technical Services

City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (7682-20)

This apprenticeship is for learners who have some knowledge and basic skills in production or maintenance engineering to enable them to progress safely into the workplace/employment or who want increase their skills and progress onto more advanced qualifications in the engineering sector.

If not taken as an apprenticeship – cost:


Is this course right for me?

The apprenticeship covers a wide range of engineering disciplines related to the Manufacturing and Engineering sector. It enables you to demonstrate your occupational competence through the development of hand-skills and gaining of knowledge.

Find out more about starting an apprenticeship on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Find out more about apprenticeships and the advantages for you as an Employer on our Employer Training page.
  • No formal entry requirements
  • You will be expected to be in relevant job role
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old

You will have the option to tailor your apprenticeship according to your job role, common units across the apprenticeship include;

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information

Engineering Practices

Learners must then select a minimum of three optional units covering a wide range of engineering disciplines which include the following:

  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Producing Aircraft Detail Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Milling Machines
  • Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment
  • Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment

Technical Support

Learners you must select a minimum of five optional units covering a range of engineering disciplines which include the following:

  • Producing CAD Models (Drawings) using a CAD System
  • Conducting Business Improvement Activities
  • General Maintenance Engineering Applications

Technical Certificate

In addition to this, you will also complete a Technical Certificate qualification whilst in College for 1 day per week. You will develop your understanding of specific engineering technologies.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Workplace evidence
  • If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review

This qualification could lead successful learners into roles such as: Machinist, Manual metal arc welder, Draughtsperson, Aircraft systems fitter, Maintenance Engineer, Electronics Operator, Sheet metalworker.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • No additional equipment required
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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