Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

CLOSED FOR 2019. 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 sector.make a difference.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Start Date
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      18 months
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  • Overview

    Core Knowledge:

    • 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

    Core Skills:

    • Work safely at all times, complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, environmental compliance procedures and systems and other relevant guidelines
    • Identify and deal appropriately with any risks, hazards, hazardous situations and problems that may occur within the engineering environment within the limits of their responsibility
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills which include oral, written, electronic
    • Complete appropriate documentation accurately, efficiently and legibly using the correct terminology where required

    Commitment/Off-the-job training:

    Apprentices will attend Runshaw College for 15-18 months 1 day per week. There is a minimum requirement of
    20% off-the-job training throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship and this is achieved through attendance at the
    above, practical training, shadowing/ mentoring and learning support/time spent during working hours completing

    Behavioural Skills:
    1. Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics.
    2. Work effectively in teams.
    3. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    4. Focus on quality and problem solving.
    5. Continuous personal development

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need 4 GCSEs Grade A*-C/9-4 in Maths, English and Science.

    Please note that employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those listed and should therefore be treated as the minimum entry criteria.

    However, if you do not currently meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship you wish to apply for, you may also be considered based on related subject qualifications and/or life/work experience or upon successfully achieving the required Basic and Key Skill Builder (BKSB) results.

  • How will I be assessed?

    End Point Assessment:
    Upon successful completion of the above Qualifications/Core Skills, Apprentices will prepare for the End Point Assessment Process which covers the following:
    1. Practical Observation
    2. Professional Discussion
    3. Reflective Portfolio

  • Employer Requirements

    Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentice to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice.

  • Progression Pathway

    Pathway choice of either:

    • Maintenance Operation Engineering Technician Level 3
    • Metal Fabrication Level 3
  • Attendance & Support

    Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an Apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at College and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.

    Runshaw Apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our Apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.

    It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college and work place sessions to ensure learners remain on target.

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