Installation and Commissioning NVQ

Engineering and manufacturing
Extended Diploma

This qualification involves the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a range of installation and commissioning activities. It also includes level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units to provide essential basic engineering training for apprentices in England and Wales. Learners will take four mandatory units, a choice of three PEO engineering practices or five PEO technical support units, and one of five job-specific pathways. These pathways cover a wide range of areas including equipment installation, commissioning, traction lift installation, hydraulic lift installation, and escalator installation and commissioning.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and any assessment requirements.

Learners working towards an engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 in England or Wales.


Assessment of the PEO units takes place in a sheltered environment, while the level 3 units are assessed in the workplace via observation and the collation of evidence in a portfolio.

The PEO units must be delivered in a realistic work environment, before the level 3 units are undertaken in the learner