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Performing Engineering Operations SVQ level 2 (PEO)

Introduction to the Qualification


What is this qualification?

This qualification is a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ). It details the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in engineering and manufacturing 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 will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential within the engineering and manufacturing fields.


Who is this qualification for?

  • Individuals who need to acquire engineering competencies in a realistic, sheltered and controlled environment such as that offered by schools, colleges, training providers, company training centres, HM Prison Services and the MOD training workshops. This will then enable a safe progression into the workplace/employment.
  • Idividuals employed in engineering or manufacturing but require additional engineering competencies as part of an existing job role or to enable career progression.
  • Candidates undertaking SEMTA apprenticeship frameworks.


What does this qualification cover?

·This qualification covers the fundamentals skills and knowledge common to all engineering and manufacturing practices, including health and safety requirements and communicating engineering information. It offers an extensive choice and flexibility for candidates to demonstrate competence in one or more of a broad variety of engineering and manufacturing activities.

Accreditation & Industry Support for this Qualification


This qualification:

  • Is accredited by SQA as level 2 SVQ.
  • Is supported by SEMTA
  • Developed with industry support


Achievement of the Qualification, Unit Credits & ‘Stand Alone Units

This qualification is gained when all the necessary units have been achieved. The centre will then be able to apply for the candidate’s SVQ. The candidate will also receive a Certificate of Unit Credit listing all the units they have achieved.

However if candidates do not complete the full qualification they can still claim a Certificate of Unit Credit for the units achieved therefore, candidates will still have proof of their ability and could complete the qualification at a later date.


Units can also be taken individually (standalone units). This manual must be used in conjunction with the delivery and assessment of any individual units to ensure that assessment requirements and methodologies are consistently applied.

Relationship to Other Qualifications


This qualification relates to

  • EAL L2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness, which covers the underpinning knowledge of the PEO mandatory assessment routes,
  • EAL L2 and L3 Qualifications in Business Improvement Techniques,
  • EAL L2 and L3 Qualifications in Fabrication and Welding, Engineering Maintenance, Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering,