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Engineering, Intermediate Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
The Level 2 engineering apprenticeship is a great way to start a career that could take you all over the world. You’ll have the opportunity to earn a wage while you combine on-the-job training with learning in a College environment.
You’ll be employed by an engineering company and work alongside trained engineers to develop your knowledge and skills. You’ll also attend College one or two days a week to gain technical knowledge and skills in our new engineering workshops. The disciplines you learn will depend on the company you work for, but could include turning, milling in the machine shop, computer-aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC) machining, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, electrical and electronics, maintenance, materials science, programmable logic controllers, composite materials, fabrication and welding.
Your apprenticeship includes the Level 2 Engineering Diploma and NVQ Diploma. You’ll also develop your English and maths skills, if required.
How will I be assessed?
We’ll assess your practical skills by observing you in the workplace and setting practical tests in the College workshop. You will also complete online tests, assignments and produce a portfolio of evidence.
What could I do after this course?
Most students progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering, and then onto an HNC or foundation degree.
You’ll need science, English and maths GCSEs at grade 5 or above, plus one more at grade 4 or above, or a Level 1 qualification. You’ll also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
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What our students say
Lewis Broom, Engineering Traineeship
“The classroom environment wasn't for me. I enjoy working with working with materials and making something I can be proud of.”
Course: Engineering Traineeship
What next? Lewis has now gained an apprenticeship at GKN following a successful traineeship