Engineering Level 2 Apprenticeship – Performing Engineering Operations

The engineering sector covers a wide range of occupations that can be quite diverse in nature. We provide Apprenticeships in 4 skill areas; these are industrial machining, mechanical engineering, fabrication and sheet metal. These areas can be applied to 100's of work roles from manufacturing and production to technical and maintenance. Prospects in this sector are very good and a career in engineering can be financially rewarding too. Engineers get the satisfaction of seeing how their practical problem solving skills can make a difference.

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

    You will be employed by a local engineering company, and will work with them for a minimum of 30 hours a week. You will be taught one day a week at our Langdale Road campus and will work towards an Apprenticeship Framework at Level 2 in Engineering consisting of:

    • Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
    • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Engineering
    • Functional Skills in maths, English
    • WorkSkills – including an Employers’ Rights & Responsibilities module which will teach you about contracts of employment and other work related issues
    • Level 2 Engineering Technical Certificate Apprenticeships
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

    In addition to individual certificates, on successful completion of all elements you will be awarded an Apprenticeship Framework Certificate.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need x4 GCSE A*-D /Grade 9-3 which must include Maths and Science and also include GCSE English at Grade A*-E /Grade 9-2 or equivalent.

    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?

    Apprentices will build a portfolio of evidence containing examples of work-based evidence and observations. This will confirm competence and knowledge. Each Apprentice will be elected a qualified work-based assessor from Runshaw Training who will assess their practical skills and competence in the workplace. Following theory input in College, Apprentices will be required to complete assignments and tests.

    There will be assignments and exams related to the Key Skills tests if required.

  • 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

    Dependent on job role and experience, progression could be to:

    • Advanced Apprenticeship In Engineering
    • BTEC Level 3 in Engineering
  • 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.