Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

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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 sustain the sector.
The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role 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.
Engineering Operatives will have clear reporting lines with anything outside their role and responsibility. They will work individually or as part of a team to carry out a range of engineering operations which could include ensuring machines and equipment used are maintained and serviceable, dealing with breakdowns, restoring components and systems to serviceable condition by repair and replacement; operating a variety of machines (CNC or Conventional); assembling and repairing machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools; fabrication/installation of a wide variety of other sheet fabrications and equipmentand; fabrication and assembly of metal parts joining techniques; preparing materials and equipment for engineering processes, providing technical support including communications software, test tools, performance, capacity planning, and e-commerce technology as required.
Engineering Operatives must comply with statutory regulations and organisation safety requirements including any environmental compliance procedures and systems; Identify hazards and hazardous situations; Prepare the work area and equipment; Obtain and follow the appropriate job documentation and work instructions; Extract the necessary data and information from specifications and related documentation; Carryout the engineering activities in line with their job role; Carry quality checks as required; working with minimum supervision either individually or as part of a team and will be responsible for their own actions and for the quality and accuracy and timely delivery of the work they undertake.
Examples of the occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector that would be covered within this standard are: Servicing and maintenance operative; Machine setter/operative; Mechanical engineering operative; Fabricator; Engineering fitter; Multi-disciplined engineering operative; Materials, processing and finishing operative, Technical Support operative, founding/casting operative.

What will I study?

Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations:
One Mandatory and six optional units
Engineering environment awareness
An Example of Optional Units:

  • Manual Turning
    Manual Milling
    Fabrication and Welding
    Engineering Maintenance
    Fitting and Assembly Techniques
    Manufacture Techniques
    Principles of CNC

Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations
Three mandatory and four optional units

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
    Working efficiently and effectively in advanced manufacturing and engineering
    Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation An Example of Optional Units:
    Conducting business improvement techniques
    Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
    Producing mechanical assemblies
    Preparing and using CNC milling machines

How will I be assessed?

  • End Point Assessment
    Practical Skills Observation
    Professional Discussion (informed by reflective portfolio)

How will the course be delivered?

The delivery will be a mixture of work based training and progress assessment mixed with college taught sessions throughout the programme week on Monday’s to support the 20% off the job training requirement.

Delivery is based at the Beverley campus.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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