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Performing Engineering Operations

Course Code: IDPE

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine

Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

This qualification is aimed at students of all ages who are looking to get started in the engineering industry. You’ll learn the skills required to work in an engineering environment, as well as gain an understanding of first line engineering. If you’re not sure which area of engineering you want to make a career in, this course will allow you to demonstrate competence in mechanical and electrical disciplines, making it an ideal starting point.

What you'll learn

This course will cover the following subjects:

  • working safely in an engineering environment
  • using and communicating technical information
  • carrying out engineering activities
  • producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
  • forming and assembling electrical cable enclosures and support systems
  • maintaining electrical equipment/systems.
Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course you will need one or more of the following;

  • fours GCSEs at grades 4-5 (C) in English, science and maths or a level 1 diploma at merit grade
  • a BTEC foundation diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ Level 1 or technical certificate in a related subject
  • equivalent qualifications or work experience.

You will be assessed through written and practical assessments to build a portfolio of evidence.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course you may wish to consider a level 3 diploma in engineering or an Apprenticeship.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: IDPE

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.