Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship

Duration: 24-30 months

The Engineering Manufacture framework at Level 2 is designed to provide skills, knowledge and competence required to operate at operator, semi-skilled, craft or technician levels as appropriate within the following Engineering sub-sectors; Electronics, Mechanical, Electrical and Metal goods. Intermediate Apprentices will work in roles such as;

■ Machine Operator

■ Machine Tool Fitter

■ Mechanical Fitter

■ Semi-skilled Sheet Metal Worker

■ CNC Operator

What does the course cover?

■ NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

■ NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

■ Level 2 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology

■ Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths, English and ICT

■ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

■ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Mandatory Units are; Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation and Working efficiently and effectively in engineering.

Examples of optional units include; Operating Milling Machines, Operating CNC Turning Machines, Operating CNC Grinding Machines, Operating Power Presses and Assembling Electrical or Electronic Components to Mechanical Equipment

Course Dates

2014: Flexible

Course Fees for Standard Package

16-18 year olds – Fully funded,

19 + year olds – 50% employer contribution.

The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations is completed during the first year of the programme. Apprentices learn basic engineering skills leading to an NVQ Level 2 qualification. The PEO qualification can be completed at West Anglia Training Association or at a local College on a full time or day release basis (subject to employer requirements). Typical Colleges used by WATA include; Cambridge Regional College, Peterborough Regional College and West Suffolk College. Mandatory Units are; Working safely in an engineering environment, Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively and Using and communicating technical information. The Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology (Technical Certificate) is completed at a local College and follows on from the Performing Engineering Operations qualification. A full Framework Certificate is issued at the end of the programme showing that all modules of the Apprenticeship have been achieved.