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Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

Course code: XMZS100P

Subject area: Apprentices

Study level: Apprenticeship

Course level: 2

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm


1st Aug 2021 - 31st Jul 2022

Off Site

Contact details


01235 216 216

Course summary
Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a work force with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector.

Course overview
The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.

• 13 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:
• Work-based training with your employer
• Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week for 1 year)
• Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
• Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
• Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:
• Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
• Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
• Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)

End Point Assessment:
• Practical assessment
• Professional discussion

What will apprentices learn?
• How to obtain the necessary job instructions, engineering drawings and specifications and how to interpret them
• Relevant statutory, quality, environmental compliance procedures/systems, organisational and health and safety regulations relating to engineering operations
• Their individual roles and responsibilities within the organisation and the flexibility required to support the achievement of company targets
• Engineering operational practices, processes and procedures
• Potential problems that can occur within the engineering operations and how they can be avoided

The apprentice can progress to complete other qualifications and extend their qualifications in the industry.
Applicants are likely to have 4 GCSEs A*- C / 9 - 4, including Maths and English, or equivalent, and will need to demonstrate the ability to achieve all elements of the apprenticeship during their programme, including working in a suitable job role.
Free to apprentices. This apprenticeship has a £6,000 funding band. Small companies will need to make a contribution of £300; large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy if they have funds available.