What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Intermediate Apprenticeship is designed to help kick start a career in engineering and give Apprentices practical experience in a wide range of mechanical engineering processes while working within the engineering field. This can include a wide range of subjects, such as engineering maintenance, mechanical manufacturing, fabrication and welding and employment in technical support (quality control and technical drawing).
Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering
• Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Engineering
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
• Functional Skills in English, Maths and IT (where applicable)
The course normally lasts two years, training for one day a week in college with the remaining time spent out in the workplace.
Topics will include:
• Gain practical experience in skills such as drawing, hand fitting techniques, use of lathes and various welding techniques
• Understand the theory behind these techniques and learn how to translate engineering terms on to paper
• Learn how to work safely and efficiently in an engineering workshop environment
• Use industry leading CNC equipment
• Interpret engineering drawings and documentation
• Produce component parts using hand fitting skills
• Use of centre lathes for the manufacture of component parts
• Producing welded joints using MIG welding equipment
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Technical Support
• Robotics and CNC