Engineering Skills (1155)

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2014 This qualification develops the skills and knowledge you'll need to do engineering work. It's internationally recognised, helping you work in a range of different countries and cultures.

There are pathways available for almost any speciality, from mechanical fitting to metal machining to electronic engineering. You'll cover general engineering principles and practice, plus the specialist skills you need in your particular line of work.

A qualification in Engineering Skills is for anyone working in engineering who wants to progress in their career.

You may already have some supervisory responsibilities in your current role, or you could be looking to move into a leadership role.

Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

General Information

What's involved in studying this course

The IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills covers topics which can include:

  • Engineering skills in practice and theory
  • Electrical engineering
  • Metal machining
  • Mechanical fitting and plant maintenance
  • Fabrication, welding and pipework.

For international qualifications, how you learn and are assessed depends on where you do your qualification. To find out how the qualification works in your location, just contact your training provider. Find a local training provider

Which level is right for me?

Level 1

You are starting your career in one of the fields of engineering and want a broad introduction to the theory and practical skills you wil need.

Level 2

You are currently working in engineering and are looking to progress in your career. You may also have some supervisory responsibilities.

What careers can this lead to

The IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills can help you progress in a number of engineering roles, including:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical engineering technician
  • Electrician
  • Electronic engineering technician
  • Electronics engineer
  • Engineering maintenance technician
  • Engineering operative
  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Metals industry production operative
  • Plater/fabricator
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Fabricator
  • Welder.

If you want to improve your skills further after taking this qualification, you might consider progressing on to the Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Engineering or the Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

What's involved in delivering this course

To deliver the IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills you'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification. You will also need qualified internal assessors.

You will assess learners through a combination of multiple-choice examinations, practical demonstrations and assignments.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbooks from the centre documents section.

All learners must be employed in engineering. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

Level 1

Level 1 will suit you if you are starting your career in one of the fields of engineering and want a broad introduction to the theory and practical skills you will need.

To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Engineering Skills you complete two core units:

  • Engineering skills principles 1
  • Engineering skills practice 1.

For full details, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What careers can this lead to

The Certificate provides a broad introduction to the theory and practical skills suitable for candidates starting a career in one of the fields of engineering.

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Engineering Skills(1155-01)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2015

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Engineering Skills

  • Accreditation No: 500/5817/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 300 - 300 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are currently working in engineering and are looking to progress in your career. You may also have some supervisory responsibilities.

The Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Skills comprises two core units:

  • Engineering skills principles 2
  • Engineering skills practice 2.

You will also choose one occupational pathway from:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Metal Machining
  • Mechanical Fitting and Plant Maintenance
  • Fabrication, Welding and Pipework
  • Electronic Engineering.

Each pathway has two units - one on principles and one on practice. You complete both units.

For full details, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What careers can this lead to

The IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills can help you progress in a number of engineering roles, including:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical engineering technician
  • Electrician
  • Electronic engineering technician
  • Electronics engineer
  • Engineering maintenance technician
  • Engineering operative
  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Metals industry production operative
  • Plater/fabricator
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Fabricator
  • Welder.

If you want to improve your skills further after taking this qualification, you might consider progressing on to the Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Engineering or the Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills(1155-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills (Electrical Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5770/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 300 - 300 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills (Electronic Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5770/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 300 - 300 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills (Fabrication, Welding and Pipework)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5770/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 300 - 300 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills (Mechanical Fitting and Plant Maintenance)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5770/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 300 - 300 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Engineering Skills (Metal Machining)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5770/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 300 - 300 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

The general expandable sections contain documents that cover multiple levels and the level-specific expandable sections contain documents that cover that particular level.

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