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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering (Operator and Semi-Skilled)

An apprenticeship in engineering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of working in an engineering environment.

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  • Subject Area: Apprenticeships / Engineering
  • Mode: Work Based Learning
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking for on the job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage.

    An apprenticeship in engineering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of working in an engineering environment.

    You will need to be working in an engineering environment, working a minimum of 30 hours per week, and have a contract of employment.

    Apprenticeship vacancies can be found at www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

    Job Roles

    You will be working in milling, turning, welding and/or fabrication (including CNC) and have access to making and assembling, removing, repairing, replacing and/or testing components in an engineering environment. This will give you the training for working on the job in a mechanical workshop.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

    • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering (job role specific)
    • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (underpinning knowledge)
    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
    • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths, English and ICT
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

    NVQs are available in Mechanical Manufacturing, Fabrication and Welding, plus some other specialist subject areas. Mandatory units include:

    • Health & safety
    • Using data and documentation
    • Working effectively and efficiently in engineering, and principles of engineering

    Optional units within the NVQs cover a range of areas, including:

    • Hand skills
    • Basic machine operation, manual or cnc, covering lathes, milling, grinding, cutting, punching
    • Producing mechanical or electro-mechanical assemblies
    • Variety of welding techniques, for sheet metal and/or pipework.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    You will need to demonstrate an interest in working in the engineering sector.

    A minimum standard in Maths and English is required. Typically candidates will have achieved or be expected to achieve minimum grades D and E in Maths, English and one science. All applicants applying for an apprenticeship will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.


    How will I be assessed?

    You will come to college for one day per week over two academic years, to achieve the Diploma in Engineering.

    You will be compile a portfolio of evidence within the workplace, which will be reviewed and assessed by an assessor through regular workplace visits, in order to achieve the NVQ in Engineering.

    If you have achieved Grade C or above in Maths, English and ICT (or Grade 4 or above on the new grading scheme), you will not be required to undertake Functional Skills.

    If you have achieved less than these grades, you will be required to achieve a minimum Level 1 Functional Skills prior to or during the apprenticeship. These will be assessed through external examinations and workshops.


    Next Steps

    On successful completion of this apprenticeship the main occupations include metal working machine operatives, assemblers, fabricator and welders, inspectors and testers, and plant and machine operatives.

    You may be eligible to progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering to further enhance your skills and knowledge in this sector. Alternatively you may wish to undertake the Level 3 NVQ in Engineering relevant to your specialism.

    Typical salary on completion of an engineering apprenticeship is £15,000 to £20,000.

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