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Pipework Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification covers the intermediate knowledge and understanding of the principles, methods and technology involved in the mechanical engineering of pipework systems.

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake the qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the qualification.

Workers looking to achieve trained operator/semi-skilled status in the mechanical engineering of pipework systems.


The mandatory units are assessed externally in a 1 hour onscreen or paper-based exam. Internal assessments test practical skills and knowledge of the optional units. Guidance is provided for each unit.

Knowledge qualifications can be delivered in a classroom or workshop environment.