Performing Engineering Operations SVQ2

What is special about this course?

The SVQ 2 Performing Engineering course is highly practical and is designed to prepare candidates for employment or a Modern Apprenticeship in engineering. Candidates will develop a wide range of skills in engineering practice while gaining knowledge and appreciation of health and safety and employability issues.

The course will be delivered full time in our dedicated engineering workshop at the college's Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre in Lochgilphead.

Suitable candidates may also have the opportunity of an engineering-related work placement during the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a keen interest in pursuing a career in the engineering sector. Previous completion of the Skills for Work Engineering Skills courses would be beneficial but is not essential.

The SVQ 2 Performing Engineering Operations course consists of three days of taught sessions each week in our bespoke engineering workshop in Lochgilphead and comprises the following units:

  • Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma-arc Welding Equipment
  • Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
  • Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
  • Maintaining Electrical Equipment/Systems
  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information


All Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied by the college.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Practical delivery takes place in the engineering workshop and classroom at the college's Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre in Lochgilphead.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre

Start date

Late August 


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course is a pre-requisite for a number of engineering Modern Apprenticeships, and successful candidates may also progress to further study or a range of careers in a wide range of engineering disciplines.

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