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SVQ, Level 2
Why take this course?
This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in performing mechanical maintenance engineering operations – including the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems.
SVQs are based on national occupational standards which the candidate must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of an SVQ encourages employees to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential within the performing engineering operations field.
This course is primarily aimed at those in employment, or those taking part in a Modern Apprenticeship programme.
What you will experience
This qualification covers the fundamentals skills and knowledge common to engineering and maintenance practices, including health and safety requirements and communicating engineering information. It offers an extensive choice and flexibility for learners to demonstrate competence in one or more of a broad variety of engineering and manufacturing activities.
You will build the knowledge needed to use technological principles to solve engineering problems, generating innovative solutions to issues in maintenance. Essential core skills in communication, numeracy, IT, problem solving and team working will also be developed.
HND Mechanical Engineering
“From juggling working full time, being at College and still having quality time with my daughter, it was challenging at times. Despite how hectic it was it made the experience even more worthwhile for me and the whole process was highly rewarding. “
HND Mechanical Engineering, SCQF Level 8
“My family were really supportive as it was quite challenging going back to College after a 12 year gap and I was also working shifts. It required a lot of dedication and commitment, but I got there!”
Shell Engineering Scheme
“Teaching was always something I was interested in but it was important to me to get industry experience first. I was delighted when the lecturing opportunity came up at NESCol and I am now really enjoying my time back at College but on the other side of the fence!”
NC Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 5
“College has improved my confidence –the lecturers guide you allowing you to work independently so that you feel a sense of achievement when something works! The atmosphere is very positive, no matter what country you come from and what language you speak.”
HNC Engineering Design
“My experience in the power generation and LNG industries show how transferrable a qualification an HNC in Engineering can be.”
HND Electrical Engineering
“I’m really enjoying my new role and I’m glad I have my qualifications behind me. They have set me up for an engineering career which will allow me to work and live in different places.”
HNC Mechanical Engineering
“I could never have imagined when I was studying back in Aberdeen that I would one day be working in the motorsport industry for Formula 1.”
HND Electrical Engineering
“I think more women should consider studying engineering, it’s a career that can take you anywhere you want to go and is not limited to oil and gas.”
Electrical Installation Apprenticeship
“During my apprenticeship I’ve been involved a lot in domestic properties – rewiring houses, kitchens, bathrooms and full rewires of new houses plus some small industrial work as well. it’s been a lot of fun and I’ve learnt a lot of new things.”
Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship
“I look to get my Crane Op tickets which will make me the first female Crane Operator in the North Sea.”
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