Performing Engineering Operations Level 1

The aim of this course is to provide individuals with engineering competencies that will enable professional progression or routes into further education and employment.


Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) is a foundation qualification that provides an insight for individuals who need to acquire engineering competencies that will enable their progression in the workplace, further education or into employment.


This is a National Vocational qualification and can be delivered in the workplace or a suitable training environment. The qualification provides the skills and knowledge to perform a job in an engineering environment and is open to any learner who has the potential to reach the assessment requirements set out in the relevant assessment routes. Learners must have at least minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme. The qualification is assessed through practical means, (evidenced through the learner’s portfolio), verbal questioning and witness testimony knowledge and understanding.


To aid individuals who are:

  • Employed in engineering and who require additional engineering competencies as part of an existing job role or to enable career progression
  • Progressing to a range of Level 3 engineering qualifications, including apprenticeships
  • Looking to embark on a career in engineering, covering disciplines as listed below:
    • Maintenance engineering
    • Fitting
    • Pipework
    • Milling/Turning/Grinding
    • Fluid power
    • Fabrication & welding
    • Electrical/Electronic installation & servicing
    • Woodwork manufacture & assembly
    • Composite engineering
    • Casting
    • Metals processing