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Performing Engineering Operations (Engineering Practice) Level 2

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    This growth sector offers excellent career opportunities in electronics, mechanics, manufacturing and design engineering.

    The rewards include a job that is well-paid, diverse and engaging and the opportunity to develop transferable skills which are in demand locally, nationally and worldwide.

    Courses are delivered by tutors with a wealth of specialist skills, based on years of industry experience and academic status. The curriculum is furthermore developed alongside employer needs.

    Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    There are three fascinating and informative mandatory units:

    • Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering
    • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
    • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

    In addition, optional units including:

    • Applied Electrical & Mechanical Science for Engineering
    • Engineering Maintenance Procedures
    • Selecting Engineering Materials
    • Using Computer-aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering

    You will have the opportunity to complete work experience during the course, Many of our learners are offered a permanent position at the end of their placement. Around 15 of this year’s learners gained some kind of employment through exposure to the industry.

    If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3.

    Elements of study
    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
    • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
    • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)
  • Entry requirements

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    We ask that you have three GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above. You must have Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be continually assessed throughout the year; there will be no exams.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website or send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services.
    These include
    • FREE travel

    • FREE breakfast

    • dedicated Learning Development Mentors

    • impartial advice and guidance

    • dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs

    • support with the cost of College

    plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to an Engineering BTEC Level 3 course.

    Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for an Engineering or Manufacturing Apprenticeship.

    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting

    Following further study you could work as:
    • An Electrical Engineer where you could earn up to £40,000 a year, depending on experience. Once Chartered, you could earn £45,000 a year or more.
    • A Telecoms Engineer, earning between £16,000 and £30,000 a year.
    • A Design and Development Engineer, earning between £21,000 and £55,000 a year, depending on experience.
  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    Attending national motorsports event
    • Hearing and meeting with guest speakers from the industry
    • Masterclass in various engineering field.
    • Engineering and college football championship and other sports
    • Engineering departmental skills competition
    • Various departmental trip such as karting, Go-ape, paint-balling etc
    • Opportunities to take part in the regional skill
    • Opportunities to take part in overseas Erasmus
    programme to Hungary, Romania and Slovenia
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll
    have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development.

    You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work.

    You could also benefit from getting involved in
    volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.

    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your
    achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.

    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click 'Apply' to submit your application.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:00
    10.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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