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Performing Engineering Operations Apprenticeship Level 2 and Level 3

This qualification is for individuals who would like to develop their engineering competencies in a realistic, sheltered and controlled environment. This qualification is also designed for individuals  who are already employed in engineering but require additional training as part of an existing job role or to enable career progression.

Who is the course for?

  • 16 + working in the industry

What will I study?

  • This qualification covers the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices, including health and safety requirements and communicating engineering information. It offers an extensive choice and flexibility for learners to demonstrate competence in one or more of a broad variety of engineering activities. The qualification also caters for those providing technical support, including project planning and contributing to business improvement

What will I need for the course?

  • You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship. You will need to be employed with a company and attend college once a week or be seen by your training provider regularly.

How will I be assessed?

  • Your skills and knowledge will be assessed in the work place by an appointed assessor/tutor who will assess your skills, competence and knowledge. You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace assessment

How long is the course?

  • A Level 2 apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months to complete depending on the framework being followed and your ability as an apprentice.

What do I gain if successful?

  • The Performing Engineering Operations level 2 diploma allows you to progress into a variety of Level 3 Engineering related qualifications. It also forms a major component of SEMTA's Engineering Framework. It could lead to job roles including assembly operations of electrical and electronic products, vehicles, aerospace, marine, metal goods and production of moulded products. Other roles include receiving and checking raw materials and sub assemblies, inspection, test and quality control.

How much does it cost?

  • for all candidates aged 16-18 the course is fully funded by the Government. It is available to anybody working in the industry.
  • outside of the 16-18 age group costs will be dependent on individual candidate and employer details.

How do I find out more?

  • Just contact our friendly team. Phone: 0845 430 9009 e-mail: We are here to help you. For more course information please visit the national careers service website at: National Careers Service National Careers Service!


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