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Engineering Operative (Mechanical/ Manufacturing) Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard

  • 2

    Level
    Level 2

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    E0229

Start Date

  • September 2024, Apprenticeship

Summary

Engineering Operatives are typically 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 sector. The role covers a wide range of common and job- specific skill sets that can be transferred across the industry. Dependent on the sector that an apprentice is employed in, there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the 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.

Course content includes:

  • Planning mechanical manufacturing operations
  • Mounting and setting the required devices
  • Producing individual components, sub-assemblies or completed assemblies using mechanical manufacturing techniques
  • Carrying out quality checks during and after operations

You will complete the Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

  • This apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this apprenticeship is 24 months.
  • The next intake will be in September 2024.

Contact our Apprenticeships Team to find out when our next course start date is. If you already have an employer for your apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss the next steps.

Why Our College?

Specialist workshops

All our engineering students will learn in our specialist workshops using the latest equipment and technology.

Specialist aviation facilities

Our aviation engineering courses are taught in the world class International Aviation Academy Norwich.

Designed with employers

All of our engineering, automotive, and aviation courses have been designed with local and national engineering employers

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 2/E in Maths and English (Language or Literature) or Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Candidates with English and Maths at Level 1 (3-2/ D-E at GCSE or Level 1 Functional Skills ) will have to attend college until they are able to attempt Functional Skills exams at Level 2. Functional Skills sessions will be timetabled on a separate day to college and require attendance.
    In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you must be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded with a Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard, which includes the following:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)- Mechanical and Manufacturing
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)- Mechanical and Manufacturing
  • If not previously achieved or exempt, Level 2 in English and Maths

Assessment

Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

At the end of the apprenticeship you will complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will consist of:

  • Portfolio of evidence containing 1 task report
  • 2- hour practical skills observation
  • 40- minute professional discussion with an independent assessor

Progression

Successful apprentices may wish to explore progression onto a higher apprenticeship or a higher level of study. Candidates should be aware that this apprenticeship does not allow for progression onto the Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship.

Career Progression

Career progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector.

Fees

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company.
 
For employers with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 19+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £350.
 
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £350.
 
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would be £7,000.
 
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices must not be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
 
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

Why Our College?

Specialist workshops

All our engineering students will learn in our specialist workshops using the latest equipment and technology.

Specialist aviation facilities

Our aviation engineering courses are taught in the world class International Aviation Academy Norwich.

Designed with employers

All of our engineering, automotive, and aviation courses have been designed with local and national engineering employers