Engineering Intermediate Apprenticeship (Performing Engineering Operations)
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
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Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive Level 2 Technology Centre Up to 2 years

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.

What topics will I study?

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

Pathways include:

• Electrical Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

• Technical Support

• Welding

• Robotics and CNC

What experiences will I get?

You will use industry-leading CNC equipment.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners ideally need to have Maths, Science and English GCSE at Grades A to D.

However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme. You should have a strong interest in engineering as a career.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre. There is a refectory in Victoria House.

Click here to find out about travel options to the Technology Centre.

What can the course lead on to?

On successful completion, you can either continue in employment using your new skills, or progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering (you will need GCSEs at grade C) where you can specialise in one of the following; Engineering Maintenance, Mechanical Manufacturing, Fabrication and Welding or Technical Support.

Are there any additional costs?


What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.

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